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Updated Dec. 15, 2014

Area Code for all Montana is 406




December 7, 2014 Sunday

First Annual Run for Freedom • Missoula.  10:00 a.m.  Join us to start off your holiday season and raise money for a good cause.  The Run will follow the beautiful trails of Silver Park, McCormick Park, and the Milwaukee Trail in Missoula, Montana.  This 5K Run/Walk benefits the Montana Anti-Trafficking Project that is an organization whose mission is to raise awareness of and work to prevent human trafficking in Montana.   We are challenging all participants to become Champions and raise additional funds to help prevent human trafficking.  Raise at least $500 in donations by 12/1/14 to be part of our special Champions for the Cause.  You will have your name listed as a Champion for the Cause on our raceday program and receive a special gift for your registration and elite treatment on race day.  Awards for Overall Winners in men's, women's, and children's categories.  Exciting raffle items to be given away!  Delicious hot chocolate and chocolate treats await at the finish line! Registration is available online at montanaantitraffickingproject.com and https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Missoula/RunforFreedom5KRunWalk, or onsite the morning of the race.  For question contact mtatproject@gmail.com and visit montanaantitraffickingproject.com to learn more about the organization the Run supports.  In order to guarantee a Run mug and hat, race registration must be completed by December 5, 2014. This is a fun run for the entire family.  Race is $35.00 per person which includes a mug, Run hat, and swag bag.   (Not guaranteed for late or raceday registrants).


December 13, 2014 - Saturday

Jingle Bell Fun Run • Billings. Let’s get into the Holiday Spirit by helping others, getting festive and having fun with friends and family, and enjoying some holiday treats! The Jingle Bell 5k and 1 mile Fun Run is for everyone – and we want to see if you can come up with some festive Holiday Wear to jingle the whole way through the race! We want people to hear those bells ringing through town – letting them know Santa is on the way! Race registration is FREE for everyone – young and old – but we are asking for donations for Toys for Tots! We hope that we can provide LOTS of Christmas Joy for local kids through this fun event – please come join us in this new Holiday celebration- and JINGLE ALL THE WAY! at West End Granite Health & Fitness. Jingle Bell 5k starts at 9am Jingle Bell 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:45am. Awards & Treats to follow immediately after as well as FREE pictures with Santa by the fireplace! *We will run the race – Snow or Sunny Skies!* Race Day registration will open at 8am on December 13th. Advance registration is available at the front desk of Granite Health & Fitness WEST END. It is free to enter – we are asking for a donation for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots asks for new, unopened toys to give to local kids for Christmas. Awards: Best Female/Male Costume.. Best Group Costume.. Award for Overall Top Male & Female 5k finishers.. > Additional Race Info: For more information, please contact Jenn Thompson at 406-690-8680 or jenn@granitebillings.com.


December 19th, 2014 Friday Night

"Light the Way 5k" • Missoula. Come join the Runners Edge on Friday, December 19th for a festive holiday 5k at the Linda Vista Golf Course at 6:30pm. This evening fun run features festive luminaries around the course, holiday music, Christmas lights, and a bonfire at the finish area. Each participant receives a free Nathan LightSpur* (retails at $20) to keep you nice and bright during the dark winter months. Christmas cookies & hot cocoa served at the finish! For more info and to register, please click here: http://www.runnersedgemt.com/events/light-the-way-5k/



December 31, 2014
New Year's Eve 2-Mile Prediction  • Missoula.  Starts at 6 p.m. at Peak Health & Wellness Center, 5000 Blue Mountain Road.  www.runwildmissoula.org


January 1,  2015, Thursday

Rattlesnake Resolution Run 5K, 2015 Missoula. Rattlesnake Elementary School, 11 AM. Time to get ready for the 2015 edition of the Rattlesnake Resolution Run! Start the new year with beautiful run through the Rattlesnake Valley of Missoula, beginning and ending at the Rattlesnake Elementary School. Enjoy post race hot soup and live music in the school cafeteria in your finishers Rattlesnake Resolution Run soup bowl!  This is a family friendly and walker friendly race! Registration: (11/10-12/10) =$20; (12/15-12/30) =$25; (1/1)=$30 Kids 12 and under (Anytime)=$12 Each participant will receive:

  • Chip timing
  • A 2015 Resolution Run ceramic soup bowl
  • Warm soup to put into your bowl;)
  • Whole wheat rolls generously donated from Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Live Music by The Blue Mountain Music Makers at the awards ceremony and soup feed
  • The priceless feeling of starting the year off by getting outdoors and being active!

More info and online registration at: http://www.runnersedgemt.com/events/rattlesnake-resolution-run/ 





January 1, 2014 Wed.

15th Annual New Year's Day Run - 5K and 2K. Thompson Falls, MT.  11:00 a.m. - registration 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Pre-registration:  $15 w/Tee, $5 without.  Race Day:  $20 w/Tee, $7 without.  Start and Finish @ Thompson Falls Elks Lodge.  Info @ badrock04@msn.com or tfl4887@blackfoot.net

January 11, 2014, Saturday

HURL Fat Ass 50 km, •  Helena ,  9 AM,  Start/finish at 815 11th Ave. One 31 mile loop with 2,800 feet of ascent on frozen/snow-packed/icy paved or dirt roads. Relay options available include the two person Half-Ass Relay and the multi-person Skinny Ass Relay. Fat Ass rules apply: No fee, no aid or support, no awards, no wimps, no weenies, no whiners. Run at you own risk. Post-race pot luck dinner, 5 PM at 815 11th Ave. For more information, email mpmiller93@yahoo.com, or phone 459-6296.

1st Annual Sorry 'Bout That Half Marathon • Polson. You have spoken, and we have listened. You want a longer January race, so we decided to lengthen our traditional Jingle Bell Jog from a wimpy old 5K to a monster 13.1 mile half marathon. Brave the cold, and prepare for that other half marathon by joining Polson Running for the 1st Annual Sorry ‘Bout That Half Marathon. Not sure you can handle a half marathon or maybe you need some motivation? Check our website where we will have a training schedule to get you prepared. The course will make good use of the new Mission Valley Aquatic Center and entry into the pool after the race will be included in your race fee (so you can make it a biathlon).Details: www.polsonrunning.com/sorry Training Plan: http://polsonrunning.com/sorry-bout-that/



January 25, 2014, Saturday


2014 Frost Fever Frozen Frolic 5K Fun Run/Walk • Missoula. http://www.missoulaparks.org



Sunday, February 2, 2014


Froze Nose Run •  Billings-  Meet at the Town and Country Lanes (6126 Old Highway 312) approximately 5 miles outside of Billings headed towards Huntley at 10:30.  2 or 4 Mile run then bowl one game.  Deduct 1 second from your running time for each pin.  For more details visit  www.rimrunners.org or contact Daniel or Nancy Hillman at 534-4876 or dannanchillman@bresnan.net



February 15, 2014

Catch'Em If You Can 5K • Missoula 9:30 a.m. at the Osprey Stadium Parking Lot www.runwildmissoula.org



February 22, 2014

The 35th Snow Joke Half-Marathon • Seeley Lake. 11:00 a.m. 11:00am. The Snow Joke is a timed footrace run during mid-winter in a remote community with potential for cold and heavy snow. The average high temperature on race day in nearby Missoula is 41 degrees, but record lows have dipped well below zero. The race organizers intend to hold the event regardless of conditions. Partcipants should come prepared for the weather. USATF Montana Championship – Entrants are encouraged to register with USA Track & Field before the race at http://www.usatf.org/membership/. The USATF recognized the Snow Joke as Montana Half Marathon Championship race. Racers who reside in Montana and who are members of the USATF will automatically be entered in the championship. Results will be determined by USATF Montana and posted at http://www.mtusatf.org. Registration fee: $20 for 20 and older, $5.00 for 19 and younger. Pre-registration available on website: www.mtsnowjoke.com facebook: mtsnowjoke. twitter: @mtsnowjoke. contact: canderson@missoulanews.com


Wulfman's Frigid Digger Run • Butte. Distances:  3 Miles or “Ozzie’s” 7.3 Mile Start Time 10:00 am ENTRY FEE:  Age 14 and Under - $5      Age 15 & Over - $15  ($20 after February 17, 2014) Entry Fee Includes long sleeve T-Shirt and Refreshments.  T-SHIRT NOT GUARANTEED AFTER FEBRUARY 17.  www.buttespissandmoanrunners.com





March 8th, 2014 

Run for The Arts 5k and Event •  Missoula, 9am. Race day registration @8am.  Early Registration (now-2/17) $20 for a single; $70 for a family of 5. Late Registration (after 2/17) $25 for a single. Register at the Runner's Edge in Missoula, or at Gatewest Property Management in the Stephens Center Suite 110.  *Only those who register before 2/17 are guaranteed a t-shirt on race day!* Start and Finish @ Fort Missoula Sports Complex- head over to the Big Sky High School Soccer Fields immediately after the race to enjoy awesome live music featuring local band Comatose Smile, prizes, and refreshments.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Big Sky High School Drama Department.  Facebook: www.facebook.com/runforthearts5k


March 15, 2014, Saturday

Run for the Luck of It 5K & 7M • Missoula.  7 Mile race at 9 a.m., 5K race at 9:30 a.m., and Kids' Dash (about 400 meters) at 9:10 a.m. on Pine St.in front of Sean Kelly’s-downtown (130 West Pine Street). www.runwildmissoula.org


Run to the Pub, Run, Drink, Be Merry • Bozeman. Runner’s World voted the Run to the Pub the number 2 “Best in the US” half marathon in the country! It isn't an accident that this event has achieved such an honorable status. Since 2007, Pub 317 has been putting on a one-of-a-kind St. Patricks Day 10K and Half Marathon, attracting thousands of runners (and growing by 25%) each year.  Early March in Frozeman, I mean Bozeman, Montana is always a gamble to put on a road race, and that’s one of the many reasons why the whole shebang is so unforgettable. Run, walk, jog, or crawl, because as long as you cross the finish line, your name will be entered to win a trip to Dublin, Ireland to compete in the Dublin Marathon October 27, 2014. All race information can be found at www.runtothepub.com. Hope to see you in March!


AOH ST. Pat's Race • Anaconda.   For race information visit www.anacondaaoh.com.


6th Annual March Meltdown 5K and 10K • Polson. Race at 9 a.m. Start at the Polson Sports Complex, located at the intersection of 7th Avenue and Kerr Dam Road. All details and online registration available at www.polsonrunning.com.

Count Your Clover Pub Run 5k • Great Falls, 10 am at : McLaughlin Center on the campus of the University of Great Falls, 1301 20th Street South, Great Falls. Entry Fee is $25 with proceeds going to benefit the UGF XC/Track teams. Late Registration Fee on race day is $30.



March 16, 2014, Sunday

The Gorilla Booster Club presents the 1st Annual: Gorilla Grunt. Kalispell.   1m or 5k Run/Walk or Obstacle Course along the Historic Rails to Trails, starting at 12 pm.  Sign up & get all the details online at www.gorillaboosterclub.com.


March 22, 2014, Saturday

Griz Glow 5k Fun Run • Missoula - 5k run under a full moon on the UM Golf Course to benefit Campus Recreation's Youth Camps. Run starts at 8:00pm, day of registration and packet pickup begin at 6:30pm in the golf course club house. Glow sticks, glow zones, music on the course, age group awards, door prizes, and refreshments. Register online at http://www.racemontana.com/search/event.aspx?id=24970. Visit www.umt.edu/grizglow for more information. Get your Glow on! www.runwildmissoula.org

March 29, 2014, Saturday

"Step Up For Kids" to Stop Child Abuse • Great Falls. Race starts @ 9:00 a.m. Gibson Park Band Shell. See race course details www.PreRace.com. Entry Fee $25 – Kids under 12 Fee $12. Late Registration Fee after March 21, 2014 is $30 First 100 registrants will receive a free T-shirt Register on-line www.PreRace.com. For questions, email letsgodevan1@gmail.com or call 406.868.6270



March 30, 2014, Sunday
Purple 5K •Billings. The race begins at 9:00am Sunday morning at Grandview Park, then goes down through Pioneer Park, winds through some downtown neighborhoods, and finishes under SkyPoint. Following the race will be snacks, beverages, music, and an awards ceremony. The top three male and female winners in each age group will get to donate $50, $25, and $10 to the non-profit of their choice! Register online here. Packet pickup will be held at 2815 2nd Ave N on March 28 from 7AM-7PM




April 5, 2014, Saturday


Mustang Family Gallop 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run • Montana City. 10 amJoin us for an early season 5k or 1 mile family fun run on the paved trails near the Montana City School. The race will start and finish at the Montana City School parking lot.  The 5k course will follow the Jackson Creek Trail, turn left on John Street, follow McClellan Creek trail to the top, return on McClellan Creek Trail, turn right on the Railroad Trail to finish at the Montana City School parking lot.  Packet pickup from 8:30 to 9:40 am and race starts at 10 am sharp!  Cost is $15 for the 5k and $5 for the 1 Mile.  All proceeds benefit Montana City Trails and Trust. Register through our website at http://www.mtcitytrails.com/gallop.html


Wheat Montana 5K • Missoula, 9am start, 7:30am race day registration, $16 race entry, includes free food and t-shirt, $18 race day entry fee. Race starts at the Wheat Montana parking lot. Proceeds go to Wild Rockies Field Institute. Please park down the street in the Orchard Homes parking lot.  Registration forms at Wheat Montana and Runners Edge. 1st place prize for overall male and female is a hotel room at the Davenport for Bloomsday. Lots of other great pizes. For info call or e-mail Sara 406-546-1619 or swallace31@hotmail.com.  Entry form: www.runmt.com/2014WheatMontana5k.pdf


Little Bighorn Run  • Crow Agency. 9:30am,   a 10-Mile Challenge at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, Mt.  Course is on the park tour road, starts at visitor center and heads out to the Reno Battle site then turns back, an out and back course.  Race day registration begins at 8:30am at park Visitor Center.  Race fee is $25 and includes t-shirt, award jackets for overall winners, first place medals for age group winners and post race refreshments.  Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.   Race director Wayne Not Afraid, 406-679-1084 or kewlrunnings@yahoo.com


April 6, 2014, Sunday

Scheels Run for Ryan • Billings, MT 10K and 5K. 1121 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. BIllings, MT 59102
Register online: www.scheels.com/runforryan


Mariah's Challenge Fun Run 5K and Kids 1K • Butte at 1:00pm at Copper Mountain Park. For more information about Mariah's Challenge, please visit our website www.mariahschallenge.com or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/acceptmariahschallenge?ref=hlntain Park.



April 12th 2014, Saturday

SQUIRRELS IN THE PARK (trail series event #1) • Great Falls You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome. Distance 3.91 mile trail run. Location, Wadsworth Park or lake in Great Falls MT. Start time 8 am. Free kids fun run to follow.   2 loop obstacle course on mostly flat single track with some gravel road. The event takes place around a small lake. For location and regulations for visiting the park please see

For more event information http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com  (406)231-2681


Run For the TreesMissoula.   New Route through our UM campus, Bonner Park, and the University District and added 10K. 10k and 5k – 10 am.. 1 mile fun run and education stations - 1130 pm.. Participants receive t-shirt and tree seedling. Great raffle prizes Smokey the Bear, Sprig the Squirrel, Wild Skies Raptor Center, Bear AWARE, and REI will have educational family centered activities during the races Register by April 5th 8pm and get your T-Shirt at the Race!13 and older $20.0012 and under - $15.00. April 6th-11th Late Registration (T-Shirt will be available approx. 1 week after the race). 13 and older $25.00 12 and under - $20.00. Race Day Registration $25.00 ( T-Shirt will be available approx. 1 week after the race) Register by logging onto www.runforthetrees.org or by calling 721-PARK – or in person at Currents Aquatic Center

Buttercup Run • Arlee  15th Annual. Increasingly popular run in the Jocko Valley, where the Buttercups will be blooming. Fundraiser for Arlee High Student scholarships. 5K, 10K, 1-mile fun-run, PLUS 2nd annual half-marathon. Teeshirts by local artist Sashay Camel, prizes, raffle, medals.  Single entry $21 w/tee, w/o tee $10, tiered fees, family prices.  Fun-run under 12 free. Info at: www.buttercuprun.com Online Registration:http://racewire.com/event.php?id=1947 or contact Joe Weydt, 406-726-3335, or arl3335@blackfoot.net.


Autism Awareness 5k • Deer Lodge.  The 5K will be starting at 10 AM; at Premier Family Practice. Registration will start at 9AM, we will be giving out the tshirts as well as prizes for the walk/run at that time. If you have any questions please contact Kiley Buresh at (801)404-4034 or Spring Furgeson at (406)560-6026.   Our community has children that deal with Autism and we would like to bring awareness about the daily struggles that they and their families endure. Please join us to bring awareness and acceptance to these kids and families struggles while supporting a good cause.  Registration can be picked up and returned to: Premier Family Practice at 600 Main St, Deer Lodge MT 59722. *** All proceeds benefit the Deer Lodge Special Needs Support Group that helps bring special needs families together.***


6th Silver Bow Montessori Spring Fling Fun Run • Butte.The race, shuttles, and registration will be at the school, 1800 Sunset Rd, Butte, MT. Pre-registration is available at www.silverbowmontessori.org or we will also offer race day registration from 9:00am - 9:30am. There is a 5k option and we will be shuttling runners to the start beginning at 9:30. The 5k begins at 10am, and there is a 1 mile fun at 10:40am and a kids 1km Easter Bunny run for the smaller kids at 10:50am. Stay after the run for a carnival, and Easter Egg hunt (price not included with registration). All proceeds benefit Silver Bow Montessori School, a non profit organization. For additional information, please see our website www.silverbowmontessori.org or call the office at (406) 494-1033.


7Up 5K Fun RunGreat Falls, 10am. Great Falls youth invite you to join the fight against childhood hunger by running in the 7Up 5K Fun Run on Aril 12th at 10am, starting from the CMR High School trackand running uphill towards Skyline then back to the track to run a lap. Walkers and strollers can walk the distance around the track. Kids activities will follow in the center of the track. Music, food and vendors are present. First 100 entrants are guaranteed a tech t-shirt. Go to fightchildhoodhunger.com to sign up or call Dee Nadjkovic 757-344-1029. Race registration is $20.


April 19, 2014, Saturday

Superfun(D) Run 10K, 5K & 1 Mile • Missoula.  1 mile fun run starts at 9  a.m. and 5K and 10K start at 9:30 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bonner. www.runwildmissoula.org


Easter 5K Fun Run • Columbus.  in support of Eagle Mount Billings.  Hosted by Stillwater Mining Company and additional corporate sponsors, all proceeds will directly benefit Eagle Mount’s unique recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities.  Event takes place over varied course terrain with Easter Egg zones containing chances to win awesome prizes for all registered participants.  Easter Egg Hunt 9:00 a.m. for kids 10 and under.  Run starts in Columbus at 9:30 a.m. and finishes in Itch-Ke-Pe Park with refreshments and prize drawings.  Bunny ears or bright Easter colors are highly encouraged with a prize awarded for best team costume!  Online registration: www.getmeregistered.com  Registration includes performance tee and race packet.  Early registration by March 15 $30. Regular registration up until race day $35. T-shirt not guaranteed for entries after April 10. Additional information: eggscramble420@gmail.com. Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/eggscramble420.


5th Montana Warrior Run • Helena 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run, along with the option to run all three races as a Trifecta participant.  Friday Night Registration/Chip Pick-Up will start at 5:30 pm in Capital High Lobby (Shirts will be available for non-participants. Saturday Morning Registration/Chip Pick-Up will start at 7:30 am. 10K Start-Time  8:45 am (Route will be from Capital High School Park to the gates, via Henderson Ave/Rails for Trails, and Country Club Ave, at Fort Harrison and back to Capital High School. 5K Start-Time  10:00 am (Route will be from Capital High School Park, through park, out to Henderson Ave going North, following pavement running trail to Custer Ave going East, up Benton Ave on pavement running trail going South, following rails for trails at railroad tracks going West, to Henderson and returning to the Capital High School Park via Valley Drive. 1 Mile Fun Run Start-Time 11:00 am (Route will be through the Capital High School Park) Registration is done through www.racemontana.com .


"Break Into Spring" Fun Run, Joe's Trail • Cascade.  Good preparation for Great Falls IceBreaker on the 27th.   One mile and 5K walk/runs, three age categories.  Registration at 9:00 am at the trailhead, north end of Cascade by the ball field.  Race starts at 9:30 am.  $15 for adults, $10 for 10 years old and younger.  Prizes for the winners, refreshments provided.  T-shirts with registration.  For info contact 231-1700.


April 26, 2014, Saturday

Early Bird Run • Helena.  In anticipation of International Migratory Bird Day, bring your running or walking shoes and join us for a 5 mile or 1.5 mile run/walk at the Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Favorite bird costumes are encouraged! All participants will receive a collector's card with artwork from local artist Jane Beasley. Bib numbers and finisher ribbons will be one-of-a-kind keepsakes hand crafted by local students. Registration is $20 if you want an adult-sized t-shirt. If you do not want a shirt, entry fees are $15. Shirts in 2014 will feature Jane Beasley’s artwork. More details and registration form can be found at http://www.montanadiscoveryfoundation.org/html/early_bird_run.html, pick one up at Tread Lightly or Universal Athletics in Helena, or by calling the number below. We hope you will come and be part of our growing flock! International Migratory Bird Day is a partnership program of the Montana Discovery Foundation; the Helena National Forest; Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Birds and Beasleys; and wonderful community involvement. More information: Sam Chapman at 495-3718


CPT Jeremiah Sipes Memorial Run •  Belgrade • CPT Jeremiah Sipes died January 1, 2011 while on a 10 mile run.  Our friends and family have come together to honor him by running this 9K race, the distance he had left to run that day. The 1 mile family fun run/walk is great for non-runners and families who would like to participate. Jeremiah was a Montana native who loved playing hockey and fly fishing.  He graduated and commissioned from Montana State University in 2004.  His last assignment was as squadron Intelligance officer in the 3rd BCT 82nd Airborne Division 5-73 Cavalry Regiment. He was loved by many, and an amazing son,brother, husband, father, uncle, friend, and paratrooper.
All proceeds will benefit Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation who's mission is to provide traumatically injured U.S. servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan with a high quality restorative program, utilizing the therapeutic experience of fly fishing on Montana waters.
Strollers and dogs are welcome to participate in the 1 mile family fun run/walk. No dogs allowed on 9K course. For questions please email cptjsmr@gmail.com. Event schedule and times  Packet Pick-Up will be Friday April 25, 2014 from 11am-7pm at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel. 309 W Madison Ave. Belgrade, MT The 1 mile family fun run/walk will start at 9:00am. The 9k start time is 9:15. Online registration. http://www.active.com/belgrade-mt/running/distance-running-races/cpt-jeremiah-sipes-memorial-run-2014


Eureka Rendezvous Days, in conjunction with local Shape Up Montana groups, will be hosting its 2nd annual RENDEZVOUS RUN – 5k Fun Run/Walk at Indian Springs Golf Course in Eureka.  The race will start at 9:00 am. We are hoping for a great turnout from the Eureka community as well as the surrounding Flathead Valley area, and our visiting Canadian neighbors.  This event is a way for families and friends to participate in a fun, healthy community activity.  All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Eureka Schools Cross Country Team. Pre-Register (with t-shirt) for $15 at getmeregistered.com or mail to Rendezvous Run, 1555 Grave Creek Road, Eureka, MT 59917 (by April 20th).  Race day registration $20 (no t-shirt). Any questions, please call Kim Kilroy  889-3071 or 291-7834.


Montana Made Run 5K/10K • Missoula, McCormick Park,
Come out to McCormick Park at 625 Cregg Lane in the heart of Missoula and participate in the 6th annual Montana Made Run on Saturday, April 26th 2014.
This race supports and features Montana Made Business and Products, with all proceeds going to the International Association of Firefighters Burn Foundation.
Your choice: 5K, 10K, and 5K Donut Challenge
Both the 5K and 10K are stroller and dog friendly, we just ask that the strollers and dogs line up at the rear of the pack and the dogs are on leashes.
Both distances start and finish at McCormick Park. The first 4+ kilometers of the 5K and 10K course are the same. Just after going under the railroad tracks near Hickory Street the two courses separate with the 10K continuing out into the River Road area and the 5K heading back to the finish. This event is open to those wishing to race as well as those wishing to walk. Awards are for both distances and will be given to top 3 overall as well as 1st place in each age division.  There are 6 age divisions.  Those who choose to participate in the Donut 5K challenge will be required at each mile mark to eat the number of donuts for which mile they are at.  That means 1 donut at mile 1, 2 donuts at mile 2, and 3 donuts at mile 3. Entry fee is $15 for the traditional 5K and 10K and $17 for the donut 5K challenge.  Entry includes a raffle ticket for great Montana Made products along with a meal ticket for the BBQ featuring Montana Kobe Beef Burgers.  Please see www.montanamaderun.org for all details.


2nd Annual Headwaters Kiwanis "Fund" Run/Walk  •  Three Forks. Join us to help raise money for a scholarship for a graduating senior at Three Forks High School who is also a member of the local Key Club.  Registration starts at 9am and race starts at 10am.  There will be a 5K walk or run and a 10K walk.  Pre-registration fee is $20, Day of Registration is $25, Youth 13-18 is $15 and kids 12 and under are free.  Request a form by emailing headwaterskiwianis@gmail.com or download here: www.runmt.com/2014KiwanisWalkRegistrationForm.pdf


2nd Annual Cougar Chase  • Clinton, – 5K & 1 mile run, Prizes, Raffles and More! Load up your friends and family, take a short drive east of Missoula, and join us at Clinton School for the 2nd Annual Cougar Chase a 5K and 1 mile family fun run/walk! Cost (Includes T-shirt): Registration by April 4th = $20 per person, Late Registration = $25 per person, Race Day Registration = $30 per person, Clinton Students are FREE! Race day registration and check will open at 8:00 AM. The 5K race will begin at 9:00 followed by the 1 mile fun run at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finishers. More information and registration can be found at www.cougarchase.wikidot.com.


Bust-A-Gut 5k • Missoula.  Fun run begins at the UM Campus Oval and includes exercise stations along the way!  Registration begins at 9 am and the race begins at 10 am.  Prizes to top finishers and raffle!  Post-run awards ceremony at the Press Box, where pizza and beer specials will be available.  Limited number of people receive a free slice of pizza and domestic draft or soda.  Registration: $20.  Cash or check paid on race day.  Checks payable to: UM Foundation.  Funds raised go to UM Physical Therapy student scholarships.  Pre-register at:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRZbVEzZ3RXUnozTzNwY3BuYjZ3aUE6MA.   


May 3rd 2014, Saturday
SQUIRRELS OVER THE RAINBOW (trail series event #2) Great Falls.  You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome 4.65 mile trail run.  Location is Rainbow Dam trail head located on the North Shore.  Start time 8 am.  Free kids fun run to follow.  These are newly built trails from 2013 and run along the North side of the Missouri River.  The event will start out on gravel road and at the half way point will be diverted to single track and make a loop returning to the start.  The course is rolling hills with some steep but short sections, for more info. on this trail and others please see http://thetrail.org/sites/default/files/maps/Final%20RETmap%20%20Res.%204-22.pdf For more information on event http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com (406)231-2681


May 4th, 2014, Sunday


gASPing for Air Missoula - Starts at 1:00 pm. 

The gASPing for Air 5K fun run/walk is put on by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP student group to fundraise money in order to send children with asthma to Camp Huff ‘N’ Puff, a week long summer camp catered to kids with asthma aged 7 to 14. Race will begin at the footbridge near the UM Rec Center and proceed down the Southside River Trail, then will loop back to the starting point. Leashed pets are welcome!! Fees: Adult $18, Youth $15 (12 and under), No T-Shirt $12. After April 24th ALL registrants must pay $18. Register at http://www.imathlete.com/events/gASPingforAir5K or visit our facebook page for more information (https://www.facebook.com/gASPingforAir5K).



May 10th, 2014, Saturday

Spartan Race   Bigfork. http://www.spartanrace.com/montana-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint-2014.html


The Missoula YMCA Riverbank Run • Missoula. One of the region’s more prominent foot races, returns for its 42nd year of competition along with its new title sponsor DirecTV. The popular event still features the following races: 10 kilometer, 5k, one-mile fun run and the one-of-a-kind Trifecta, whereby runners compete in all three distances for a combined time. The YMCA is currently offering early bird pricing and on-line registration. Go to ymcamissoula.org to sign-up as well as check for other race details. Cash or check is still accepted in-person at the Y. Call (406) 721-9622 for more information. The race, which begins at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Higgins and Broadway downtown, has separate pricing for youth ($15), adults ($23), family ($61) and Trifecta ($35) competitors. Prices jump on March 1 and May 1 for late registration.

Don't Fence Me In Trail Runs • Helena. 30K, 12K & 5K, 7:30, 10:00 & 10:30 AM, respectively. A non-competitive 5K dog walk will start at 10:45. Start/finish area near Anchor Park. This is a fund raiser for the Prickly Pear Land Trust and its work to preserve open space in the Helena area. “May we all have trails to run on 4ever!!!” Contact: Martin Miller, mpmiller93@yahoo.com, 406-459-6296. Register online at: www.pricklypearlt.org


Run 4 IT!  •  Pablo, MT - 1 Mile and 5 K walk/run starting at 9:00am on Saturday May 10th, 2014. (Same Day Registration starts at 8:00am) This is a Women 4 Wellness Event. The run/walk starts at the Joe McDonald Fitness Center in Pablo, MT at Salish Kootenai College off US Hwy 93. Pre-Registration Cost: Youth 5 & Under FreeYouth 6-17 with Runner T-shirt $14 or No Shirt for $8. Cost: Adult 18+ Runner Long-sleeve $24, Runner T-shirt $18 or No Shirt $10. * Fees increase after Pre-Registration. More information and registration forms can be found at: www.prevention.skc.edu


May 11, 2014, Sunday

HAVEN Mother’s Day 5K • Bozeman, 10AM. Celebrate mothers and show your support for victims of domestic violence at this year’s HAVEN Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk, presented by First Security Bank. This year’s event will be held on Mother’s Day, May 11th at the Ridge Athletic Club (4181 Fallon St.) at 10am. Once again, Food for Thought will provide delicious picnic fare, while the Ridge will have bouncy castles for kiddos. All moms crossing the finish line will receive a flower to honor them on their special day. This year’s course will follow the same route as last year, with a mix of both road and trail, making a loop around the beautiful Meyers Park.  Registration is $25 and can be completed here. We hope you can join us for this fun community event!



May 17, 2014, Saturday

4-H Fun Run and Walk 5K • Eureka. Early registration is $20 Adults, $15 Children under 12 includes a t-shirt. No t-shirt $20 and $10 until May 3rd.  Race day registration starts at 8:00 and the cost on race day is $25 Adults and $20 Children. No shirt after May 3rd .  .  Monies will benefit the 4-H   youth and adults in Lincoln County. Race starts at 9:00 Same course as the Roodell Run Course. For more information e-mail santaselves@interbel.net; or call Blanche at 406-882-4618; Svea @406-296-9019.


Run for Recovery • Bozeman. The first annual Run for Recovery 5K fundraiser hosted in the heart of beautiful Gallatin Valley, Montana.  Join fellow runners on a morning dash, casual jaunt, or refreshing walk through Black Bull subdivision with 360⁰ mountain views. The starting/finish line will be in the parking lot of The Commons at Baxter & Love (1794 Baxter Lane Bozeman, MT 59718).  Registration is available online for $30 or is available the morning of for $35.  In-person registration and packet pick-up will be Friday, May 16th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman (2023 Commerce Way).  Your fee includes a long-sleeve Dri Fit shirt, competitive timing device, custom bib, awards, lunch, and transaction fees.  The race will commence at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by awards, lunch, door (outdoor, that is) prizes, and fun.  There will be categories by age and gender and also a walking/stroller division.  We welcome the whole family to join us! ABOUT AALRM All proceeds from the race will support Alive Again Life Recovery Mission (AALRM).  AALRM exists for the purpose of creating a safe Christian environment for individuals of all ages to fellowship, learn and heal from addiction and addiction-related effects.  Our goal is to promote health and wellness by offering the opportunity to “Run for Recovery.” For more information or to register, please visit www.aalrm.org or call 406-209-0648.  We can’t wait to see you there – rain, snow, or shine!


Riverfront 5K Run for Mental Health Awareness • Hamilton. Riverfront Mental Health Center is hosting the first annual event for Mental Health Awareness Month . The 5k race route will begin at the Claudia Driscoll Park and loop around several neighborhoods in Hamilton and ending back at the same park. Participants will help support mental health awareness while also improving their own mental and physical well-being with exercise and fresh air! For more information, and to register for the run, click the link below! http://riverfrontrun.weebly.com


Evaro Mountain ChallengeEvaro. 10K and 5K on gravel roads, grassy single-track and dirt logging roads. Run through a working ranch and the Salish Kootenai Reservation. 10 am to noon. 10K and 5K run and walk and a 5K (mostly for kids) fun run.  Homemade cookies and chili dogs sold from a wooden ark.  Registration in a sheepherder's tent.  Awards announced from the back of a tractor.  Twenty Sacajewea dollars to overall winners.  Medals and ribbons to age groups. contact evarocommcenter@blackfoot.net for entry form, or register through racemontana.com


Springhill Sprint Bozeman. Springhill Presbyterian Church Student Ministries is enthusiastically planning their first ever church and community fundraiser (The Springhill Sprint/Walk—5K / 1.5K). The event will be held at Dinosaur Park. Runners and Walkers will zigzag around and through 100-Acre Park. The goal, besides being active in Gallatin Valley, is to lower the cost of each of our students that are heading to Chicago for a 10-day mission trip this summer, 2014. Funds raised also aid our middle school students with all their summer activities.  This is a fun run non-timed event.  Everyone is welcome!
Cost: $15 per person (suggested donation)





May 18, 2014, Sunday

Doggy Dash • Missoula.  Join Missoula Parks and Recreation and Missoula Animal Control for the 3rd annual Doggie Dash the only race around where your four legged friend can run beside you!
Shop for the finest in canine services during the free expo including the latest in doggy fashions, walkers, sitters, groomers, boarders, retailers, veterinarians, and much more!
Watch the masters of training during the expos demonstrations of agility training by Sit Happens!, meet the featured dogs up for adoption at the Humane Society and Animal Control.   Expo is free but donations are greatly appreciated.  Fun Run entry fees listed below.  All dogs must be leashed at all times and have up to date vaccinations.  All race participants receive a short sleeve tee and dog bandana.  All proceeds benefit Missoula City-County Animal Control. Register by Saturday May 10 8 pm – $20.00 Late Registration Sunday May 11-Thursday May 15 - $25.00 Race Day Registration Sunday May 18-- $35.00 Register by logging onto www.runforthetrees.org or by calling 721-PARK – or in person at Currents Aquatic Center


May 31, 2014, Saturday

Pete's Spring Run Off Kalispell. 10k, 5k, and 1 mile Run/Walk & Carnival FUNraiser for Peterson Elementary School, 1119 Second St. W., Kalispell.   Races chip timed by Competitive Timing.  10k bus loads at the school at 9am, 5k bus loads at 9:30am, 1 mile starts at 11:30am.  $15 per person or $50 per family of four & $8 per additional family member.  Please preregister by May 28th at www.getmeregistered.com or download the entry form at www.petersonpops.blogspot.com.  Any questions, call Meghan, Event Coordinator, at 406-212-3460 or Sharon, Race Coordinator, at 406-261-1626.


Central Heights Fun Run/Walk Billings.   9:00am.  120 Lexington Dr.  5k, Cougar Mile, Cub Dash.  Please join us for a FUN event that will benefit both the school and the community!  The 5k course is asphalt, flat and loops through the neighborhood around Central Heights Elementary.  The Cougar Mile consists of two laps around the Central Heights school grounds.  The Cub Dash will consist of a 50 yard race across the playground.  5k and 1 mile runners will be timed.  All participants will receive a t-shirt.  Join us for refreshments, an award ceremony, and a raffle after the race.  Go to centralheightsschool.weebly.com to register or for more information.  Questions?  Email Brittany Homer at centralheightsfunrun@gmail.com


K9-X 5K Canicross Race Hamilton. Come join the Bitterroot Mushers for our second annual.  Canicross and open divisions in both the 5K and 1.5 mile race. The race starts 10 am at the Hamilton Dog Park on the 900 Block of Adirondac Ave. Bring your four legged friends and family. Harnesses and belts for those intersted in canicross will be available with deposit. $10/person. Up to two dogs per runner. Pre-register by mail or at the race from 8:30-9:30 am. More information at www.bitterrootmushers.org or email: bitterrootmushers@hotmail.com.




June 1, 2014, Sunday

Missoula Mile Downtown Missoula. Start on Higgins Ave in front of Runners Edge, 304  N Higgins Ave
9:00 Am Elite Runners (prize money!)
9:15        Open Run/Walk for men and women
9:45.       Kids and Families half mile (free ice cream from Big Dipper)
10:00      First Responders Mile. Proceeds to benefit men's cancer treatment & awareness through Team Up Montana. www.runwildmissoula.org


June 7, 2014, Saturday

Pengelly Double and Single Dip • Missoula.  Double Dip starts at 9 a.m.; Single Dip starts at 9:30 a.m. at Riverbowl East Field, University of Montana. www.runwildmissoula.org


Mason's Mountain Run – 10K and 2 mile. • Red Lodge.  Trail run - 10:30AM Address: Lion's Camp Red Lodge Montana.  Drive south 9.5 miles on Highway 212 to Lake Fork Turnoff.   Fees: $35 registration fee and $10 registration fee if you are 10 and under.  Registration: www.active.com More information click here to view the event organizer's website  www.facebook.com/MasonsMountainRun


Paw Power 5k • Missoula. 9 AM start. Run through the beautiful Rattlesnake for a great cause! Service Animals for You & Service Animal Association is a Non Profit dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities lead a active and barrier free life by providing training for Service Dogs for; Mobility, Hearing, Seizure support, Autism, Brain Injury, & P.T. S.D. to assist in everyday tasks enabling them to lead a full and rich life. Our goal is to do this at little to no cost to the individuals through public donations, fundraising efforts and available grant funds.Our dogs appreciate your donation by registering for this run. Your fee is tax deductible. Join us on June 7th, 2014 to help raise money for our future service dogs. Children under 13--$10.00, 13 and up--$15.00. Prizes go to the top winners in each category. Race day registration, instructions on website--7:30-8:30 Pineview Park, behind Rattlesnake Elementary. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE 501 (c) 3 AND BENEFIT SERVICE DOG TEAMS. http://pawpower5k.wordpress.com/


Island X Adventure Run Riverfront Park, South Billings Blvd, Billings. Description:  Challenge yourself with a fun 5K adventure run at beautiful Riverfront Park. Start your summer off right! Costumes encouraged with an Island theme. Free kids run to follow. This year we have added a team event - register your Island "tribe" and use that team spirit to win prizes for fundraising and in the team competition. Get the office or your friends to compete for "Best Dressed" or "Biggest Team" or the coveted "Jimmy Buffet Award" for island style. All proceeds benefit the Family Tree Center for child abuse prevention. Register at:    http://www.imathlete.com


June 8, 2014 Sunday

Herron Half Marathon and 10K Trail Run • Kalispell. Come experience the scenic network of running and biking trails in Kalispell’s evolving trail system. This 6 and 13 mile trail run highlights both the established and new trails in Herron Park, a short distance from downtown Kalispell. All proceeds for the race go towards Foys to Blacktail Trails, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding public access in the lands leading from Foys Lake to Blacktail Mountain ski area. Go to http://www.runflathead.com/herron-half-10k/ to learn more about the race, or contact Brian Miller at brian@runflathead.com.



June 14, 2014, Saturday

Heart and Sole run 10k, 5k, and 2-mile Health Walk • Billings This summer plan to run in our 35th annual Heart and Sole Run. The race features a 10k, a 5k -- the RRCA State Championship 5k race – and a 2-mile health walk. Proceeds benefit the YMCA and help to improve the Billings bike trail system. Finish in Dehler Park and stay for the post-race Montana Active Life Festival! Various events and goings-on in downtown Billings at this time are set to make this your “Father's Day celebration a weekend to remember”. Register early at www.heartandsolerace.org for the lowest price and to guarantee your t-shirt!

Governor’s Cup – marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, 1M Fun Run • Helena. Marathon starts at 6 a.m. in Marysville, half starts at 7 a.m. on Birdseye Road,  10K starts at 8 a.m. in Downtown Helena, 5K starts at 10 a.m. in Downtown Helena, Fun Run starts at 11 a.m. in Downtown Helena. The Governor’s Cup marathon is a USATF certified Boston Marathon course and is home to the fastest men’s and women’s times ever posted on Montana soil – 2 hours, 20 minutes, 35 seconds by Helena’s Jim Hatcher in 1982 and 2:45:59 by Helena’s Heather Lieberg in 2013. ENTRIES ARE LIMITED for the marathon and half marathon. The Governor's Cup caters to families, recreational runners and elite athletes looking for an Fast, Affordable, Scenic and Top-notch event. Please visit our website at www.govcupmt.com to learn more and register.


Reichle Raccoon Run • Glen. 2nd Annual, non-competitive fun run 1mile and 5miles – start/end at the Reichle School. Early registration before May 14th -- cost $15.00-1mile, $25.00-5miles; (early registration guarantees T-shirt and lunch). Registration after May 14th or Run Day –cost $20.00-1mile, $30.00-5miles. Run times are 10:15am-1mile, 10:00am-5miles. T-shirt pickup/run day registration begins at 9:00am. The registration includes T-shirt and lunch, following the run the lunch will begin. Join us for a great day of running/walking and enjoying a great lunch. All proceeds go to the Reichle Rural School Booster Club fund. The Reichle School is a rural school for the Glen and surrounding communities, educating kids from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. The Reichle School Booster Club (made up of parents) supports basketball, track, books and all functions of the school.  The run will be an out and back beginning and ending at the Reichle School following Schoolhouse dirt rd. For run info/application contact Reichle School at reichleraccoonrun@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/reichleraccoonrun


Thrive Girls on the Run 5k for Father's Day • Belgrade. ~ 5k ~ Celebrate Father's Day weekend with us! Montana's SECOND annual Girls on the Run 5k Event! Family Fun Run/Walk Open to the public, family, stroller and dog (on leash, and up to date with shots) friendly.   Come run, walk, skip, jog, and stroll with us! 9am start. River Rock Community Center, 101 River Rock Road, Belgrade. Fees - $15 dads/$10 children/$20 other until June 13, $20 for all day of entries. Raffle Prizes will be drawn after the run.  Download entry form, link to online registration, or get additional info at: 



Rocky Mountain Bank Summit Classic 5K/10K Walk, Jog Run • Kalispell at 9:00am For more information and to register visit www.summithealthcenter.com


Missoula Strides Against Stroke • Missoula. Partnered with the National Stroke Association to raise funds for the prevention, detection, and treatment of stroke. The 5K Walk/Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. at The Historical Museum at The Fort Missoula located at 3400 Captain Rawn Way in Missoula. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.missoulastridesagainststroke.org/


Prison Break • Deer Lodge. FUN Run and Road Race. Runners of all ages – BREAK out for the Annual Prison Break Run!! Put on those running shoes, gather your friends and family and come on out! 5 Kilometer (3.0 miles) fun run. 10 Kilometer (6.0 miles) road race. Starts at 8:00am (10k&5k)
Race day registration begins one hour before race time – includes registration check-in and t-shirt pickup. $25 for 5K/10K entrants. All proceeds benefit Deer Lodge Athletic Associations Scholarship Fund and their continued support of Deer Lodge Athletics! Registration will be at Newland & Company – 212 Missouri Ave. (just off of Main St.) Candice Miller 846-1191



June 21, 2014, Saturday

Trail Rail Run • St. Regis. 50 Mile, 50K, 30K and 12K, Finishers of the 50 Mile Trail Rail Run receive a Patagonia Houdini Finishers Jacket. www.trailrailrun.com


POTOMAC PIONEER TRAIL RUNS • Potomac. Join us for one of our beautiful runs in the gorgeous Potomac Valley: a challenging 11 mile trail run or a 6 mile trail run. Both runs start at 9AM at Potomac school which is 23 miles NE of Missoula off Hwy 200. Early registration through June 7th. Fees for both runs: $25 if received by June 7th; $30 after June 7th. $5.00 off if no t-shirt desired and registered by June 7th.. Race day registration is from 8:00 to 8:45AM. Child care on site 8:30 to 11:30 website: https://sites.google.com/site/pioneerfestivalruns/home. Questions? Send email to: emily1@blackfoot.net (406) 244-0004 All proceeds will go to benefit the development of the Potomac Athletic Complex. The Potomac Athletic Complex, when it is completed, will include a football field, a baseball diamond, a 400 meter track, and an ice skating rink and will be available for use by the school and community.


Summer Solstice Charity Run/Walk Stanford, MT. Please come and celebrate the first day of summer in scenic Central Montana by participating in a charity fun run/walk to benefit cancer research.  Register for a 3 mile or a 1 mile run/walk starting and finishing in downtown Stanford.   Race entry is $15.00 and 100% will be donated to fund cancer research.  This summer solstice come out to honor and remember your loved ones, family and friends who have been affected by this horrible disease. You can download a race entry waiver by clicking the link or register on race day prior to the start of the race.  The race starts at 10 am.  http://wikisend.com/download/561698/Summer Solstice run waiver copy.pdf


2nd Annual Santa Maria Tri-Tip 5K Walk/Run Ronan  A benefit for the Lake County and Flathead Reservation Boys and Girls Club. 10AM at Ronan Harvest Foods in Ronan.  Packet pick-up begins at 9AM.  $15 to pre-register by June 13.  $20 after June 13.  T-shirts guaranteed to racers registering by June 13.  Register at Ronan Harvest Foods.  Prizes!  Named after our delicious and semi-famous Santa Maria Tri-Tip BBQ that takes place all day long at the store the day before the race.  Join us!  Call Kristin at 406-270-3288 for more info.


1st THE BITTERROOT RUN • South of Hamilton. 9:30am , 5, 10 and 18k timed events. Where: 11 miles south of Hamilton off highway 93 at the Wally Crawford fishing access site. The runs are on the Old Darby Road. This is a gravel and asphalt road with nice views of the mountains and the river. All proceeds from the 2014 event will benefit The Family Shelter of the Bitterroot. 5, 10 and 18K event winners will each receive an award. Race Fees: 5K: $20 entry Fee, day of race $30... 10K: $40, day of race $50.... 20K: $50, day of race $60... All event runners will receive an event Tee Shirt, crafted by a local company here in the valley. Same day registered participants will have the shirt shipped to them. The awards are nice glass artwork picturing Trappers Peak. The artworks are crafted by a local artist. Download application: > www.runmt.com/2014REGISTRATIONbitterrootRun.pdf


June 28, 2014


12th Annual Celebrate the Swan Footrace & 2nd Annual Bike Race • Condon, MT Falls Creek Road & Hwy 83, MM 43 . These races support the opening and maintenance of 98 miles of recreational trails along the Swan Front and Mission Mountains Wilderness, employing experienced and dedicated local trail stewards. Half marathon, 10k, 5k, 5k Walk, 1 mile fun run. 13 mile & 34 mile bike race. Races can be combined. Footraces $30.00 or under 14 $15.00 . Bike races $45.00, under 14 $15.00. Foot & Bike Combo fee $60.00 Half marathon at 9:00 a.m., balance of footraces at 10:00 a.m . Bike race begins 11:00 a.m. Races take place on Forest Service roads. Download form or register online at www.swanecosystemcenter.org For more info call 406-754-3137 or email to info@swanecosystemcenter.org


Whitefish Lake Run • Whitefish - http://whitefishlakerun.com - This 37th annual event Sponsored by Sportsman & Ski Haus brings a fast point to point 10k race along the lake and a 5k loop both finishing at Whitefish City Beach.  Check out our website for more information.


cancelled -3rd Annual Daytona • Great Falls. 1& 3& 5 mile run/walk iN MEMORY OF DAYTONA DARKO (FORMALLY THE BLACK EAGLE DAM RUn 8th annual “BED” run) Great Falls. 8:00 a.m.1&3 mile Race: Run/Walk 5 Mile Run. Location: West Bank, Rivers Edge Trail. Starts at the Grizzly Bear Sculpture, near the picnic shelter. Enter at entrance behind the old Westgate mall. Take road that goes to water treatment plant. Turn right and drive south until you see the picnic shelter. Runners receive T-shirt, sizes on first come first serve basis. Post event refreshments.  Awards to the top 3 finishers in each race. Drawing for prizes.All proceeds raised benefit the CMR High School cross-country team.  Team members will help organize and set up course. Thanks for your support and enjoy the River’s Edge trail. The team makes a $2.00 donation for each runner to the River’s Edge trail.$20.00 Add $5.00 After June 25th Questions Contact: Doug Darko 727-5234



July 3, 2014 Thursday

Got Grit? • Choteau. Got Grit? 2014: is a mud run, walk and crawl through a three-mile obstacle course, featuring 25 different obstacles. It involves getting dirty, having a lot of laughs and challenges participants’ strength, agility and speed. Race start: Thursday, July 3 at 2 p.m. in the City Park. 204 First St. S.E. • Choteau, MT. The race will start and finish in the City Park near the Pavilion. Registration will be taken from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Choteau City Park near the Pavilion, Also you can register at www.runchoteau.com. COST OF RACE: Individual registration (with shirt) $35. Individual registration (without shirt) $20. Family of 3 registration (with shirts) $95.


July 4, 2014 Friday

2nd Annual Dynamite Dash • Lincoln.  ½ Marathon, 5k, 1 mile. Proceeds:  Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship. Check In: 6:30 am (Sign up day of race). Start time ½ marathon:    7:00 am. Start time 5K:  9:30 am. Start time 1 mile: 10:30 am.. Starting Point:  Wind Turbine Tools, 129 Sucker Creek Rd. Lincoln. Contact & phone:   Michele Kegel or Lisa Roberson 406-438-0005 or 406-362-7000 Visit www.lincolnmontana.com for more information regarding lodging, dining, and events. Participants can register online at http://runsignup.com/race/mt/Lincoln/2ndannualdynamitedash. Entry fee adult:  $30.00. Children fee:  $25.00 (10 – 15 ages)


Liberty Dash 2014 • Livingston. 8:15 AM. Start your holiday celebration by joining us for a 5k or 10k run by the Yellowstone River! All proceeds benefit Landon’s Lookout, Livingston’s non-profit teen center. There will be a fun run for all kids at 8:15 AM, with the timed 5k, 5k walk, and 10k starting at 8:40 AM. All events will be in Sacajawea Park, Livingston. Race bag and swag for all runners! Registration is $20 for all participants 16 and over, those under 16 are $10. Register on-line at http://www.landonslookout.com/latest-news/activities/rodeo-run-registration , or print and mail registration to Landon's Lookout, 110 E. Lewis, Livingston MT 59047.


Race for Independence • Bozeman. 1K, 5K, 10K mostly trail run or walk on the northeast side of town.  Your participation will help adults with developmental disabilities in our community to live more independent, self-directed lives.  The event begins at the Reach Inc. Work Center (322 Gallatin Park Drive) at 8am.  A chance at prizes for all participants, a gorgeous course, and fun for runners and walkers make this event a great way to start your holiday.  For more information, visit www.reachinc.org, call 406-587-1271, or email dee@reachinc.org


PTA Color Run/Walk 5K • Troy. 9am at Troy High School. This is Troy PTA's first annual color run. The race begins and ends at Troy High School.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the local schools and community by helping pay for various projects and events such as the annual Halloween carnival.  You can register online at http://getmeregistered.com/TroyPTAColorRun
For sign up information or general questions, please email denikkamiller@gmail.com.


Race for This Place Fun Run/Walk • White Sulfur Springs. The race will be held July 4th with the 10K beginning at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K & 1 mile fun run/walk starting at 7:30 a.m. All routes will begin at the Meagher County Courthouse proceeding west of town on Highway 360. The 5 K and 1 mile run/walk are an out and back course over the North Fork of the Smith River along highway 360. The 10 K race will be run on mostly dirt roads west of town. It is a scenic run through surrounding ranch land with spectacular views of the Big Belt and Castle Mountains. The course is flat and there will be one aid station about 1/2 way through the 10 K and 5 K courses. Participants will receive a Fun Run T-shirt. A Continental Breakfast, award ceremony and door prize drawings will be held following the race. Registration is $20 until June 21st and $25 from then until race day. Registration forms and more info at www.wsscf.org.


Let Freedom Run • Choteau is a 5K and 1–mile fun run and walk. Sponsored by Grizzly Activities, Inc., a local running group, the event starts with race-day registration from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. on the northwest corner of the Choteau City Park, 204 First St. S.E. On race day, T-shirts will be available only in limited numbers and sizes. The race start times are 8 a.m. sharp for the 5K and 8:10 a.m. for the 1-mile fun run. Pre-registration fees are: $15 per person (includes one T-shirt) and a discount is offered for families of three or more. Under the family discount, the first family member’s registration is $15 and every subsequent member (13 and older) is $10. Register online at www.runchoteau.com Race-day registration costs are: $20 per person (one T-shirt, if available). Under the family discount, the first family member’s registration is $20 and every subsequent member (13 and older) is $15.


July 6, 2014, Sunday

Spring Meadow Triathlon • Join us in beautiful Helena, Montana for the Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons.  The race start, finish and transitions are located at the Spring Meadow Lake State Park. The swim starts the race off with a rectangular course in the small spring-fed lake. The bike is out and back on a rolling two-lane paved road. The run is a flat fast course on trail, dirt road and pavement. Enjoy wonderful people, Mount Helena as a back drop to this family friendly, home town race. For more information please visit:  www.springmeadowtri.com



July 12, 2014, Saturday

Missoula 5K • Missoula.  Race starts on Higgins Avenue just north of the Higgins Street Bridge at 8 a.m. and finishes just below the bridges at the Missoula Marathon Expo in Caras Park. www.runwildmissoula.org

Missoula Kid's Marathon • Missoula. 10am at Caras Park Pavilion, adjacent to the Higgins Avenue Bridge and along the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula. www.runwildmissoula.org

WELCOME to the 1st annual Beaverhead 100K and 50K Endurance Runs. Come run and play in our hometown’s backyard. These are the mountains of our youth and we are still intrigued by their beauty. We are excited to share with you this unique racing adventure.

These races are point to point and take place predominantly on the Continental Divide Nation Scenic Trail (CDT) and the Continental Divide. The length of Continental Divide covered in this event also represents the boarder between Idaho and Montana. On the west side is Idaho’s Lemhi River Valley on the East is Montana’s Big Hole Valley. In the 100K at mile 49, runners will leave the official CDT for the remainder of the course, but will continue along the true Continental Divide boarder for another 5 miles (mile 54). FYI, at mile 49 the CDT dips into Montana then turns parallel to the Continental Divide in-order to divert away from a section of hard to navigate terrain consisting of high mountains, skree, and cliffs. We as masochistic trial running RD’s think you should experience some of the beautiful skree fields but not the cliffs, so we will drop off the Continental Divide at mile 54 and descend into the head waters of Bohannon Creek and onto the finish line. The 50K race covers the second half of the 100K race starting near the Lemhi Pass AS. Because runners following the Continental Divide [separation between drainage to the Pacific Ocean (Idaho side) and Atlantic Ocean (Montana side)] they will always be high in the mountains following the natural elevation changes along the divide and will not ascend or descend into the deep creek and river valleys that boarder the course, except when they drop off the divide to the finish. Because of this, the entire race is at a high elevation with respect to this part of Idaho and Montana. This course has a good mix of terrain, with a mix of climbs, descents, flats and technical sections. This race course has a little bit of every thing to please all types of runners. http://beaverheadenduranceruns.com/


Dr. Hodson’s Rock the Clock  Great Falls. Gibson Park at 8:00 a.m. $25/$30 day of race

This is a one hour Raffle Race where you collect raffle tickets along the course of the River’s Edge Trail and then race back to “rock the clock.”  THOUSANDS IN PRIZES. This is the second year and we had so much fun that we brought it back. 60 minutes. How far? You decide.  Great food, swag and rocking music with a live D.J. Kid’s Rock the Clock - 8 Minute Dash: 9:45 am start.  $15/$20 day of race Children 12 and younger will run 4 minutes out and 4 minutes back to collect as many tickets as possible and then redeem tickets at the kid’s prize table afterwards. The more tickets the bigger the prize! Everyone wins at this race.Register at prerace.com (search "hodson") or visit website at www.gfclinic.com/race


READY, SET , READ = Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County 5K Fun Run and Walk Kalispell.

9th Annual family fundraiser.  Race starts at 8 am at the Historic Rails to Trails in Kalispell.  For entry forms and directions, please contact Ashley at 406-471-9002 or LVFC at 406-257-7323. Also e-mail at ashpot@hotmail.com.  $15 per Individual or $30 per Family if sent by July 10.  We would really appreciate early registration, but do add $5 for Day of Registration for Individuals and $10 for Families.  Registration begins at 6:45 am.  On-line registration is possible at www.active.com under Kalispell, MT as Keywords in Search area.  If you would like to donate to our organization, please check out https://fundraising.active.com/event/lvfc.


July 13, 2014, Sunday

Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon • Missoula.  Half starts at 6 a.m. on Blue Mountain Road.  Full starts at 6 a.m. in Frenchtown.  Shuttles  available to each start line. www.runwildmissoula.org


July 16, 2014, Wed. Night


Fairfield Swim Day’s Glow Run • Fairfield. A 1 hour timed race on the Harvest Hills Golf Course in Fairfield. Run or walk as many miles as you can for 1 hour. At each 1/2 mile mark receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. At the completion of the race you will be entered in various drawings, depending on the number of bracelets you receive, to win prizes. All participants will also be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Register online at getevent.com, or from 8 to 9 pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Harvest Hills Golf Course. The race will begin at 9:30pm. Registration is $20/person, and will include a T-shirt, a race bib & a swag bag. Familys can register for $20/person for the first 2, and $12 for each additional person. Registration forms will be available at local businesses, and can be turned in at registration on race day. Packet pick-up will also be on the day of the race from 8-9. All proceeds go to Fairfield Swim Days. This year we will have also joined with the Teton County Health Coalition, along with the Choteau Freedom Run and the Dutton Fun Run in creating the Teton County Trifecta. Every one that participates in ALL 3 races will be entered into a drawing at the completion of the Fairfield Glow Run, and receive a specially designed t-shirt that they can wear with pride!


July 18, 2014, Friday Night

Save the TaTas • Great Falls – Nighttime event! 9:45pm – Broadwater Bay. 5k on the River’s Edge Trail.  See Great Falls at Dusk from the top of Flag Hill as you run to save the Tatas!  A portion of the proceeds to benefit local Women Against Breast Cancer.  Register online at GetEvent.com or download the registration form on the RaceMT Save the TaTas website.  Site also has a link for the course. $25 registration fee. T-shirts to first 25 participants.  Packet Pickup day of race. For questions, contact info@racemt.com


July 19, 2014, Saturday

Glacier Challenge • Whitefish. The Glacier Challenge is a 6-leg multi-sport relay covering 50 miles of beautiful terrain. Participants enter as individuals, partners, and solo teams both recreationally and competitively. The race begins at Riverside Park in downtown Whitefish, winding its way up and down the river, into Whitefish Lake, along bike paths, and some gnarly single track.  This year's race theme is super heroes and we anticipate some great costumes showing up at our starting line.  Join us on Friday night for a pre-race party and racer packet pick up with food vendors, live music, and more. For more information on this year's Glacier Challenge, please visit our website at www.theglacierchallenge.com or contact us at 755.4622.


6th Annual Rodeo Weekend Gallop • Stanford. Come join us on Saturday, July 19th for the 6th Annual Rodeo Weekend Gallop – a 3 mile and/or 1 mile fun run/walk.  Pay one fee ($15.00)and complete both races! Your $15.00 entry fee includes a unique race souvenir and refreshments.  Both races begin and end at Lone Tree Chiropractic clinic in Stanford, MT – with the 3mile starting at 8:30am and the 1 mile at 9:30am.  Come for the run and stay for the other festivities going on all weekend, including:  farmers market, quick draw and BBQ and the 50th CMR Stampede Rodeo on Sunday, July 20th.  Don’t hesitate to email docmilburn@mtintouch.net with any questions. 


Thunderbolt Creek 50k and 20k - 8am This is an out and back 50k-20k on a very scenic non- technical trail approx. 4000+ ft. of climb. Maybe the fastest trail 50k in Montana. If you love trail running this is must for your calendar, limited to 150 runners. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


3rd Annual Splash & Dash  • Belt.  SPLASH AND DASH 10K/5K AND 1 MILE RUN/WALK, AND KIDS BIKE-RUN-SWIM RACE at the BELT COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL. All proceeds used to keep the Belt Pool open.  RACE START TIME:8AM for 10K; 8:30 for 5K AND 1 MILE RUN/WALK - 9:30 for KIDS BIKE-RUN-SWIM.  10K REGISTRATION FEE: $25 preregistration, $30 same day.  5K REGISTRATION FEE:$20 preregistration, $25 same day, 1 MILE WALK AND KIDS RACE: $15 preregister; $20 same day.  SAME DAY REGISTRATION: 6:45-7:45 AT BELT POOL (register until 9:15 for Kids Race).  For more information contact Katrina at KJFPAULSON@YAHOO.COM Download entry form> www.runmt.com/2014SplashandDash.pdf


Pony Trot • Pony. @8:00 am  5K &10K run on scenic trails and lightly traveled roads, starting and ending at the Pony Park.   The 5K course goes toward Hollowtop, up to the North Willow Creek bridge and back. The 10K has the same start as the 5K, but continues right at the forks toward Cataract Lake, on to Pony Creek, then back to the park. The course is hilly, so don't expect to break your 10K record, but you will have great views.  People who would like to walk the 10K can start an hour early.
 Register online www.racemontana.com $20.00 with a free shirt; Must preregister to guarantee a shirt.   Race day registration is from 7:00-7:45 at the Pony Park. Refreshment and awards will be provided at the park following the race. Bring some friends and come join us.
Contact:  Anne or Daryl DeFrance;  defrance.406@gmail.com 548-4179


Buffalo Run-Good Old Days • St. Ignatius. The annual Good Old Days Buffalo Run presented by St. Luke Community Healthcare offers runners the choice of a 1 mile fun run, 4 or 7 mile course or the half marathon.  Course is in and around the town of St. Ignatius starting on Main Street in front of Gambles.  The half marathon starts at 7:00am with all other races beginning at 8:00am. $20.00 Pre-registration, $25.00 Day of race, $10.00 No T-shirt, $15.00 No T-shirt Day of Race. Pre-registration deadline is July 15th all other entries will be considered day of race registrations. Join us for three days of family-orientated fun in our Good Old Days Park. Friday night family night starting with barbecue dinner, entertainment, fireworks. Saturday Buffalo Run, pancake breakfast, parade, fun and games in the park with horseshoe tournament, lots of special events and food. Sunday gospel sing-along.


Centennial Race • Shelby 1 Mile Run/Walk; 5K & 10K Races. Register by 6/27/14 to guarantee a t-shirt for the race. Registration starts at 7:30 with a staggered start for the timed races. The 10K will begin at 8:00, the 5K at 8:15, and the 1 Mile Run/Walk at 8:30. Drinks, snacks, and showers will be provided after the race. Strollers, wagons, etc. are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Deb Brandon @ 424-8313. Find us and like us on Facebook to stay connected with updates on Centennial Activies: Toole County Centennial 100 Years Strong.


“Art on Your Parts Race and Fun Run” • Anaconda. There will be a 10k at 0730, a 5k @ 0845, and a 1 mile @ 0930. Each will start and finish at Goosetown Healthclub where complimentary miniature golf, music, refreshments, and prizes will also be found. Participants will receive a tank top along with free entry into Art in the Park and a lunch coupon. Adults are $25 for the first race with $5 for each additional race. Students under 13 years are $20 for the first race with $5 for each additional race. Registrations can be picked up or requested from Goosetown Healthclub 909 Goosetown Road, Anaconda, MT. 59711 406-563-7878. You can also find this event on Facebook by friending “Art Onyourparts”.



July 20, 2014, Sunday

Columbia Falls CXC Cruise 6K. • Columbia Falls. Columbia Falls High School, 8:30am,  A low-key fun run, all proceeds benefit the Columbia Falls High School Cross Country Program. The course cruises neighborhoods and city parks near the high school. We use "Sharpie on the hand" race numbers and hand timing. Call Richard 871-3375 with questions. Entry Form: www.runmt.com/CFXC_Cruise2014_entry.pdf


JB Fit Club presents the Half Marathon Bull Run & Bike • Standford.  Race will be on July 20, 2014 beginning promptly at 7:00 a.m.  Come run a scenic half marathon or form a two person team to run/run or run/bike.  Belt buckles will be awarded to the top winners in each category.  Team pre-registration $75, $85 after June 20th.  Half Marathoner $45, $50 after June 20th.  Proceeds to benefit the Stanford Pool Boiler Project.  For more information and a registration form visit Judith Basin FIT Club 



July 26, 2014, Saturday

Lake Como Triathlon • Lake Como, Bitterroot National Forest (20 min south of Hamilton, MT); 1500 yd swim, 12.6 mi mountain bike, 7.7 mi trail run. Race starts on the beach at beautiful Lake Como under the snow-capped Como Peaks. 1500m lake swim with water temps typically mid to upper 60s. Mountain bike ride on forest roads, double track and some single track. Cross bikes are allowed but not recommended. Run around the lake on the beautiful lakeside trail. Some paved but mostly singletrack. Catered lunch and awards after the race. Then swap stories with your fellow racers at the Hamilton Brewfest on your way back through town. $65 solo, $150 for a team; limited to 100 participants total.  Authorized via a Special Use Permit in the BNF. Info and registration at: www.lakecomotri.com


Book'n It for the Library 8K and 3K  • Missoula. Both races leave from the Missoula Public Library parking lot, 301 E. Main. Courses follow the River Front Trail along the beautiful Clark Fork River. Runners, walkers, and strollers welcome! For more info and to register visit: www.missoulapubliclibrary.org/race   8k Start: 8:30am. 3k Start: 9:00am. Prizes will be given for top finishers and music and refreshments will be supplied for all. A super-awesome raffle will be held after the race, so stick around! We will also be raffling off, for those interested, a full package of DirecTV for a year for FREE!A $15 registration fee for the 8k and a $10 fee for the 3k. Book'n It for the Library shirts are for sale for $15 with men- and women-specific cuts available. The registration fee increases after 7/12/14 to $20 for the 8k and $15 for the 3k. There is a $2 discount for those runners with a Missoula Public Library card!  Proceeds go to support library programming.


HEADWATERS RUN • Three Forks, Montana - 5k,10k, and Half Marathon!  Proceeds benefit the Headwaters Trail System to build more trails.  The course is on mainly flat terrain on the beautiful Headwaters Trail System in Three Forks. $18 Pre-registration by July 6th.  Late registration $22 after July 6th and race day.  All participants receive a t-shirt.  Snacks and beverages will be served after the race.  Come explore Three Forks afterwards and check out the model train show and free home-made milk shakes at the old train depot.  Download and mail entries to address listed on form.  Visit www.threeforksmontana.us (click on city government then city forms) for an application OR visit http://www.racemontana.com/search/event.aspx?id=27604  More details on the application.

Naegeli Ranch Run • Trout Creek. 2 mile and 5 mile length. Might include: trees, logs, hay bales and creeks to cross, hills, forests, irrigation systems, cows, hay fields, and anything else you might imagine on a ranch! $20 entry fee includes t-shirt by July 21, $23 race day registration. For info contact Sarah at tfl4887@blackfoot.net or 827-4887


Tenmile 10-Mile & 5K Fun Run • Helena. Sponsored by: The City of Helena, the Montana Discovery Foundation, Lake Helena Watershed Group and many other sponsors.Starting Point: Tenmile Water Treatment Plant with loop down Rimini Road ending back at the Water Treatment Plant. Check In: 7:00 am. Sign Up Day of Race: 7:00-7:45 am. Race Time 10-miler—8:00 am.. Race Time 5K—9:00 am.. Proceeds: benefit the Tenmile Watershed Group and the Montana Discovery Foundation to help with education and stewardship in the Tenmile Corridor.Prizes awarded to Top # M/F

Race Contact: Don Clark 406-457-8556, dclark@helenamt.gov or Debbie Anderson, 406-495-3711, debbieanderson@fs.fed.us, sign up at http://www.active.com/helena-mt/running/races/running-water-for-helena-2014 How to get there: Travel 8 miles west on Highway 12 West from city limits. Turn left on Rimini Road, travel .08 miles, turn left into City of Helena Tenmile Water Treatment Facility.


July 27, 2014, Sunday

"Run for Wild and Scenic" go to www.saveeastrosebud.org and scroll down to the race link.

Cost is $25.00 and includes a tshirt and race prizes. The race as been sanctioned by the USTAF. Race registration begins at 8am at the public parking lot near the footbridge at East Rosebud Lake, Alpine, MT via hwy 78 to exit Roscoe, MT and follow East Rosebud Road to the end of the road. This is a 10K, 5K or walk. the race begins at 9am and it runs along part of East Rosebud Creek that is Eligible for Wild and Scenic designation.This is the first year for this race.For more information please email leslie@saveeastrosebud.org or call 406-328-6783







August 2, 2014,

The 11th Annual Roodell Run 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run • Eureka.  The race will start at 8:30 am with the 10K participants transported to their starting point at 8 am. We are hoping for a great turnout from the Eureka community as well as the surrounding Flathead Valley area, and our visiting Canadian neighbors.  This event is a way for families and friends to participate in a fun, healthy community activity.  All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Eureka Schools Cross Country Team and the Roodell Run Scholarship for graduating seniors. Chip Timing. Pre-Register (with t-shirt) for $20 at getmeregistered.com or mail to Roodell Run, 1555 Grave Creek Road, Eureka, MT 59917 (by July 26th).  Registration after July 26th and race day registration $25 (no t-shirt). Any questions, please call Blanche Flanagan 406-882-4619 or 406-291-1323 cell.

The Sweet Pea Run, 5K/10K • Bozeman.   It’s back!  The race with many names is now officially called the Sweet Pea Run.   This great community event, and one of the oldest running races in Bozeman, offers something for everyone.  This is a family fun event as well as a competitive running race offering cash prizes and prizes for best costumes!    For  more info visit:  http://winddrinkers.org/sweetpea


2nd Annual Marshall Mountain Trail Runs 5K and 10K are located at the beautiful venue of Marshall Mountain Ski Area just 15 minutes from downtown Missoula.  A great evening with a spectacular venue and festive atmosphere. We look forward to folks running both dynamic, scenic and challenging loop courses with fun climbs, steep descents and hairpin turns. All Runners Receive: A rad and stylish Marshall Mountain Trail Run truckers hat (New style this year to add to the collection!), A Marshall Mountain Trail Run pint glass (Stainless steel with race logo!), And a fill up of that pint glass with Draughtworks Beer! (There will be beer for spectators as well for a suggested $3 donation)  Chip Timing. (So accurate!)  BBQ Burger (With grass fed Montana beef!(We will have some veggie burgers as well for vegetarians)  Enjoying some live music in a beautiful venue! (That’s right. Swing dancing til the sun sets!)  Early Registration (Until 7/23/14): 5K – $22 / 10K- $27.  Late Registration (7/24/14-8/2): 5K –  $27 / 10K- $32. Register Online and more info at: http://www.runnersedgemt.com/events/marshall-mountain-trail-runs-4-5k-and-9k/


Running For Montana's Future • Helena. Join the Montana Attorney General's Office, the Helena Police Department and the Angel Fund in this 6K Race (8 AM) and 1K Walk (9 AM). Proceeds will be used to help purchase running shoes for Helena Youth through the Angel Fund. For more information see: http://www.angelfundhelena.org/Race The race will start at 8:00 am. Running For Montana's Future facebook page > http://www.facebook.com/events/239581219558046/


The First Annual "Peaks to The Peat" Fun Run - Lima.
5K Walk/Run &10K Run
Race proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project
Join us in beautiful Lima, MT for a good time and a good cause! The run will start up Little Sheep Canyon and end at The Peat Hotel & Steakhouse.
The Wounded Warrior Project is non-profit organization at honors and empowers our countries wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Race is sponsored by The Peat Hotel & Steakhouse. The Peat has been in operation for over 120 years and is Lima's longest operating business. Over the years it has been a bar, brothel, hotel, butcher shop, cafe and barber shop. Now days it's Lima's local watering hole and steakhouse. It is a full service bar and is home to the "Cook Your Own Steak". It's the perfect place to have a cold drink, enjoy great food and take in the small town hospitality that Lima has to offer!
Register by July 19th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt in your specified size. Any registration processed after July 19th may have the option to buy race t-shirts on the day of the race (sizes and quantities may be limited on race day).
Registration will start at 11am at The Peat. The bus to the starting lines will leave The Peat at noon. The $25 registration fee includes transportation to the starting lines, 1 Peat Drink Ticket, and a t-shirt. Any registration processed after July 19th will be $15 but does not include a t-shirt.
Visit our FB page (www.facebook.com/ThePeatBar) for more info and register online at: https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Lima/PeakstoThePeat



August 3, 2014, Sunday

8th Annual Race Montana Triathlon • Great Falls - Electric City Water Park. The Adult Sprint Triathlon begins at 7AM and includes a 500 meter swim, 12.2 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run.  If you don't want to compete in all three events - no problem!  Find 1 or 2 other individuals and compete as a team. Beginning at 9AM, there are also two youth events - making it a great event for the entire family.  The Youth Long Course Triathlon includes a 100 meter swim (1 pool lap), 3 mile bike, and 1 mile run.  The Youth Short Course Triathlon includes a 50 meter swim (1 pool length), 1 mile bike, and 1/2 mile run.  The race will be professionally timed by Competitive Timing (Whitefish, MT).  Great swag and free use of the water park after the event! Proceeds from this event support the Gibson Park Lighting Project and the Morony Natatorium. Race registration and all the details available at http://www.racemttri.com.



August 9th 2014, Saturday

(SHATS) Race #1 - Goats in the Meadow: - 8 AM. Little Blackfoot River Trailhead, 7.3 miles. Run up to Little Backfoot Meadow on scenic, non-technical singletrack. Course has rolling hills with a net uphill on the way out, then downhill on the way back. You will cross the Blacfoot River twice, once with an opportunity to get your feet wet. Allow 1 hour to go to the trailhead from Helena. Parking is limited so we recommend carpooling. Directions to Little Blackfoot Trailhead. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


The 12th Annual Montana An Ri Ra Irish Festival Race, come run with the Irish.  All new Venue and race courses this year.  Butte, 5K/10K and 1 mile fun walk/run.  The venue will be the Butte Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce Bldg., located at 1000 George St.  The courses will utilize some of the new multi million dollar Greenway Trail along Silver Bow Cr. These courses are flat.  5K and 10K runners will be bused to the start W. of the Chamber.  Register on line at www.mtgaelic.org for paper printout to be mailed in or for online registration.  No race day registration.  $25 for adults for all races and $15 18yrs and younger until August 6th, then $30 for adults after Aug. 6th for all races.  Registration and packet pickup on Friday Aug. 8th 5-7pm at Metals Bank and Sports Bar located at Park and Main Sts.  We would appreciate everyone picking up their packets on Friday evening to minimize confusion on race day morning.  Packet pickup at the race will start at 7:30am, with the one mile race at 8:30am and the 5K/10K starting at 9:30am  Contact Mike Patterson at 491-6235 or mhpatterson@bresnan.net for more info  Course maps will be located on Montana Gaelic web site.


Bridger Ridge Run • Bozeman.  This iconic 20 mile trail/off-trail run across the ridgeline of the Bridger Range north of Bozeman is in its 30th running this year.  The Forest Service limits the entries to 250, so this run fills up every year.  All entries are given over to a lottery selection system.  The following is this year’s schedule for signing-up:  You must fill-out your entry to the lottery by going to “racemontana.com” over a 1 week period – May 11th at 12:00am through May 17th at midnight.  You will be asked to provide basic information including a short essay as to why you wish to run this event.  This step will ask for a $5.00 fee as well as the sites own $1.55 fee.  Those selected will be notified on May 24th.  The actual official registration process for all successful entrants happens over a one week period – May 25th at 12:00am through May 31st at midnight.  If some of the selected names do not register during this week period, they will not be allowed into the race.  A built-in wait list is already part of the selected number of runners.  A public posting of the official registered field will be made available June 15th


4th Annual Bigfork River Run/Walk 5K • Bigfork. Fundraiser for the Bigfork High School Cross Country team. Cost: 13 and over $17.00. 12 and under $12.00. Same day registration $25.00. Racers will run along the beautiful and scenic Swan River Trail. Handcrafted Morley Canoe paddles will be awarded to the top female and male finisher. Great age group awards. Raffle prizes following the race. .For more information contact: Jill Morley at 212-6760 or bigforkriverrun@hotmail.com.


36th Annual Huckleberry Run 5K • Trout Creek, MT. 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time. Race Day Registration - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. @ Trout Creek Motel. Registration Fee = $15 before 7/24/14. Late and race-day fee = $20. Registraiton Forms can be found at http://huckleberryfestival.com/runforfun.htm or www.406running.com. For more information contact Tony@badrock04@msn.com or at 406-672-6700


32nd Annual Big Mountain Run • Whitefish Mountain Resort. 10 am. Run or hike 3.8 miles to the summit of Big Mountain, to compete for the title of King and Queen of the Mountain. Dogs are invited to race (with a human) with prizes for fastest Dam and Sire. Dogs must be on a leash. Awards: Fastest adults (King and Queen), juniors (Prince and Princess), dogs (Dam and Sire) Birthday club – finish in a time less than your age for men and age plus 10 minutes for women and receive a cupcake. Start: 10 am, start at the Danny On Trailhead in the Upper Village of Whitefish Mountain Resort (near Hellroaring Saloon). Chair Lift: Participants will receive a pass to ride the lift down the mountain. Dogs may not ride the lift. Registration and Fees: Register day of 8:30 - 9:30 am at the Danny On Trailhead. Trailhead located in the Upper Village, next to the Hellroaring Saloon. $15 per individual, $35 per family, $8 Juniors (16 and under). Visit glaciernordicclub.com/events/ for an application. All proceeds support the non-profit Glacier Nordic Ski Team. Questions contact: glaciernordicskiteam@gmail.com or 406/253-0361


Bitterroot Classic Triathlon • Hamilton.

Sprint Triathlon, Junior Triathlon, and kids fun race all starting at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center in Hamilton, MT. Wave start in the pool with a 750yd swim followed by a 20km bike on country roads and a 5km road run. The course is very beginner friendly and offers many great opportunities for cheering! Prizes include age group awards, overall cash awards, and a special bike raffle for the kids(thanks to Red Barn Bikes!). Fun and food for the whole family and supports Emma's House. Details at http://www.bitterrootclassictriathlon.com/


Montana Island Challenge will be held Aug 9th and 10th in the mountain ranges surrounding Lewistown and raises money or youth programs in Central Montana. This event includes a 6k and 9k run or hike and a 15k run at the Half Moon Ranch in the beautiful Snowy Mountains on August 9th. On August 10th join us for a 10 mile or 22 mile bike ride through the Judith Mountains. If you love the idea of helping but are not a runner, hiker or biker, you can still participate!  Raise $75 through pledges or donations and you will receive a medal for rising to the challenge of supporting the local youth.  There will be additional prizes the more money you raise.  Then come out and enjoy the after event party.Registration can be done on line at:www.montanaislandchallenge.com  or contact race coordinators at combining4kids@gmail.com. Three non-profit organizations combine to bring this annual outdoor challenge to you.  Proceeds from the event help support Lewistown Boys and Girls Club, Central Montana Youth Mentoring and Lewistown Ice Skating Association.  



August 15, 2014, Friday NIGHT

Run For the River 5K at River Park • Hamilton -- Race begins at 7:00 pm. Kicking off Riverfest weekend the Run for the River 5K is a fun unique race to benefit the Bitter Root Water Forum. The course is along the beautiful Bitterroot River and is complete with secret super-soaker agents that might inspire you to pick up the pace. Come out for this one of a kind experience in the Bitterroot Valley! Registration fee includes a Sport-Tek T-Shirt, free pint of Blacksmith Brewery beer or an ice cream sandwich (for underage participants), & prizes! To Register visit: http://www.racemontana.com/search/event.aspx?id=27648



 August 16, 2014, Saturday

The Scramble • Bozeman. 15k, 4 mile and Kid’s Fun Run (12 and under). Start/finish area at the Corner of Baxter and Love. This is a fundraiser for clean water. There will be music, awards, refreshments. Cost is $20 for individuals through August 9. Cash prizes for top finishers. Race shirts for all entrants. Questions, email scrambleforethiopia@gmail.com. Register at the race website – www.scrambleforethiopia.com


Quality of Life Run Billings.  This annual run features two downhill courses – a 2-mile and a 5-mile. Both runs begin at 8 a.m. It’s a perfect event for the whole family. Kids 13 and under can register for just $15, while all others are $20. All participants will receive their choice of a long-sleeve t-shirt or a short-sleeve wicking shirt, along with a commemorative tote bag. This year’s event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The run is sponsored by First Interstate Bank and organized by the Billings Association of Realtors®. Timing provided by Competitive Timing. Online registration, as well as additional information, can be found at qualityofliferun.com. Questions can be directed to Amber at qol@billings.org or 248-7145.


Teepee Creepers Classic 5k Run • Crow Agency, Mt.  Race day registration will begin at 6:30am and race start is 7:30am.  Registration will take place southeast of the Dance Arbor.  This race is held on a unique course during the Crow Fair Celebration.  This fun course has an element of excitement due to the fact that it takes the runner on a 3 mile journey winding through an authentic Native American encampment with over 1200 teepees.  This race is open for anyone and everyone - runners and walkers.  Hang around after the run and take in the Parade which displays Native American regalia at its finest.  After the parade, the Rodeo and Dance Competitions will begin.  Race fee is $20 for 18 and over, $10 for 17 and under.  Race fee includes, a coveted tech shirt, post race refreshments and door prizes.  Award jackets for Overall Male/ Female winners and Overall Golden Masters (50+) Male/Female winners.  Medals will be awarded to top three in each age groups.   Directions to race start and registration is take exit 509 off of I-90 into Crow Agency.  Turn east, go straight past 4-way stop, pass Little Bighorn College and continue to river bridge.  Cross over bridge (Little Bighorn River) and turn right on first turn on the right.  Follow road through trees till you see teepee creepers gathering around registration tent.  Check out Crow Fair Teepee Creepers Run on Facebook.  Contact info: Wayne Not Afraid -  kewlrunnings@yahoo.com and 406-679-1084 


August 21, 2014, Thursday Evening


49th Augúst Road Race, Montana's Second Oldest Footrace • Helena . 3.8 mile point-to-point fast course (mostly dirt road). Starts at 7:15 PM at intersection of Head Ln. and Country Club Ave. $5 entry fee. Race day registration only (opens at 6:30 PM, near the starting line). 100% of race proceeds go to youth cross-country programs. This is the ultimate, minimalist, no frills race -- who needs t-shirts, numbers, awards, or door prizes, when you can have fast times, accurate results, friendly volunteers, loads of tradition, and a warm feeling for supporting a worthy cause?

Contact: Patrick Judge, 406/459-5838, pljudge@bresnan.net
“au-gúst - adj. marked by majestic dignity or grandeur” - Webster
Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/helena-valley-west-central-mt/august-road-race-route-4079868




Aug. 23, 2014, Saturday

Running Amuck for Scholarship Bucks • 5K Butte. mud run/obstacle course on the Montana Tech campus in Butte, America Register early to get best prices, your choice of heats, and ensure you get one of our awesome race t-shirts. Proceeds from this event help fund Student Assistance Foundation's Circle of Succe$$ scholarships. For race information, contact Carolynn Bright at (406) 495-7506 or cbright@safmt.org. Register here: http://www.smartaboutcollege.org/running-amuck.jsp



August 24, 2014, Sunday

River City Roots 4-Mile Run/Walk • Missoula. 9:30 a.m.  at XXX's, Circle Square, downtown Missoula, 4 miles. www.runwildmissoula.org

Montana Warrior Run • Billings. @ 8:00 am.. 5k Run/Walk and an 8.5 mile Warrior Run through trails, terrain and steep climbs. Proceeds go to Veterans programs in Billings and Montana. Go here for more information: http://www.montanawarriorrun.org/home.html or https://www.facebook.com/montanawarriorrun


August 30, 2014, Saturday

1st Annual Get Wild in the Wilderness Run • Lincoln.    10K, 5K, & 1 mile. BBQ to follow at Hooper Park. Proceeds:  Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship. Check In: 7:00 am (Sign up day of race). Start time 10K:  8:00 am. Start time 5K: 10:00 am. Start time 1 mile:  11:00 am.  Starting Point:  Wind Turbine Tools, 129 Sucker Creek Rd. Lincoln. Contact & phone:   Michele Kegel or Lisa Roberson 406-438-0005 or 406-362-7000. Visit www.lincolnmontana.com for more information regarding lodging, dining, and events. Participants can register online at http://runsignup.com/race/mt/Lincoln/getwildforthewildernessrun. Entry fee adult:  $35.00. Children fee:        $30.00 (10 – 15 ages)


Big Dipper Last Chance 1/2 marathon and 6k • Helena - - 8 AM This is a scenic tour of Helena, see the famous Mansion district, Mt. Helena, the Fire Tower, and the famous Gulch's of Helena. Finishing down town on the walking mall. If your looking for a scenic course Helena's Last Chance 1/2 marathon - 6k is the race for you. Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


August 31, 2014, Sunday

Trails Rx • Livingston. "Follow your prescription for exercise and participate in the first ever “Trails Rx Run!” This 5K and 15K are sponsored by the City of Livingston and Livingston HealthCare to an effort to encourage exercise and outdoor recreation on City of Livingston trails. All proceeds benefit the Trails Rx Program and will help fund outdoor community events and programming. Start and finish at the North Side Soccer Fields and see several of Livingston’s most popular recreational trails along the way! 15K start 7:30AM; cost is $30. 5K start 8:00AM; cost is $25. Kids Run start 9:15AM; cost is $5. Visit www.livingstontrailsrx.com to register. Call the Livingston Recreation Department at (406) 222-8155 for more information."



September 5, 2014, Friday night

Night Owl Run • Livingston. 7 p.m. Run or walk this mostly downhill course with views of the Absarokas, Bridgers, Bangtails and the Crazy Mountains.  This popular evening race has been culled to a mere 4.06 miles (in honor of our 406 state) and parallels the world famous Yellowstone River for a mile of the course.  This is a fun run/walk on paved and gravel roads with a bit of trail mixed in the middle.  Participants will be bussed to the race start area and will run into town for a finish at the Owl Lounge, in the heart of downtown Livingston. This professionally timed event offers great prizes for the top three finishers as well as for 10th and 15th place finishers in both male and female categories and prizes for 50th and 75th finisher, overall.  A $50 cash prize is awarded to the best owl costume worn during the run.  Participants 21 years of age and older will receive a free pint glass to be filled with your beer of choice.  The pint glass is yours to keep!  An after-race barbeque and short awards ceremony will take place in American Bank back parking area behind the Owl Lounge.  Registration forms and more information is available at www.nightowlrun.com or on-line registration is through www.racemontana.com


September 6, 2014, Saturday

Garden City Triathlon • Frenchtown Pond State Park 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. A family-friendly, competitive triathlon with Western Montana hospitality!

Register at  gardencitytri.timedsports.com


Big Hole Valley’s Race 4 Renewal • Wisdom. Join us to honor lost loved ones and in the fight to overcome depression & prevent suicide.  This 4 person Relay 5K relay race will also provide an individual 5K & 10K  walk/run venue.  This is a part trail, part improved road race in the scenic Big Hole Valley.  Leashed dogs are welcome in this family event with great prizes. 10:00AM.  Registration will be available online at www.bigholevalley.com, or onsite the morning of the race.   In order to guarantee a t-shirt, race registration must be completed by August 20th. 


Annual Chokecherry Run • Lewistown. Runs are 5k run/walk and 10k Run.. We also have a 1 mile fun run. The 5k and 10k both start at 9:00 am. The fun run is at 10:00 am. The 5k will start at the City Park. You will have one hill and a little gravel on your route to Brewery Flats where you will run by Spring Creek and finish back at the City Park(Frank Day Park) The 10k will start at the Fish Hatchery and will run along the highway to Brewery Flats trail and finish at the City Park.. The 1 mile fun run will run around the park.. This is a fun run for the entire family. Race is $25.00 per person which includes a t-shirt , swag bag, and participation medal.. ( Not guaranteed  for late registrants) Register on line at www.racemontana.com or go to www.lewistownchokecherry.com.. lewchamb@midriver.com.   406-535-5436  Do to the runners safety no dogs please.



September 7th 2014, Sunday

(SHATS) Race #2 - Goat Pursuit: , 9 AM. Mt. Helena Ridge Run, 6.6 miles point to point time-trial format. The trolley shuttle will leave the Helena Public Library at 8 am to carry runners to the top. The course starts with switchbacks up to the Helena Ridge, the rest of the course is primarily downhill on moderately technical singletrack, finishing at Dump Gulch Trailhead. This race is run as a time trial format - a runner will start every 30 seoconds, starting with the slowest runner. If this is your first race in the series, please send a recent 10k or 12k time. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


Bozeman Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay - Join us in Bozeman MT on Sunday September 7th for the 4th Annual Bozeman Marathon and Half Marathon.  The Marathon and Half Marathon courses run though beautiful Gallatin Gateway Valley crossing over rivers, running by farms, with the Bridger Mountain range in the background.  The end of the race will finish on historic Main Street in Bozeman Montana. Refreshments, live music, and awards will take place at the finish area at the conclusion of the race.  The Bozeman Marathon is also a Boston Marathon qualifier! For all race information and registration please visit:  www.bozemanmarathon.com.



September 13, 2014

Sweathouse Half Marathon • Victor.  9 a.m. in downtown Victor, Montana. www.runwildmissoula.org


Kickin’ Assphault Half Marathon and 10k • Great Falls. Heritage Park – 4600 Giant Springs Road, Half begins @ 7am, 10k @ 7:45am.  Half Registration fee: $60. Late/Race Day Registration: $65. 10k Registration fee $30, late/Race Day registration $35.  Late registration fees begin Sunday 9/9.  T-shirts guaranteed until 9/8 or until we hit 100 participants. FINISHER MEDALS!!  Half Marathon Route10k Route.  More information on the Kickin’ websiteOnline registration available.  Race Director: Tina R. Hart


September 14, 2014, Sunday

12th annual Whitefish Friends & Family Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Shepherd's Hand Clinic in Whitefish & the Child Development Center in Kalispell. Go to Events on our website for more details & to register: www.whitefishtherapy.com REGISTRATION FEES: Individual - $20 *Family 13 & older - $15 per person ($10 for 12 years & under) Senior Entry (Over 65) - $10  and kids 12 & under -- $10  Flathead Beacon Running Club Members receive a $5 discount *Registrations must be received all together; separate registration forms needed for each participant. Packet Pick-up/registration on Friday, Sept 12th 9am-5pm at Whitefish Therapy &Sport Center. Start time 10:00am on Sunday; Registration begins at 8:30am Sunday.


September 17, 2014, Wed

Baker Marathon • Baker, MT. Full and Half marathons. Both the full and half-marathon will begin at 6:30 am near Lake Baker at Triangle Park in downtown Baker, MT. The course is an out-and-back loop design, and there will be an incredibly well-stocked aid station with everything a runner could need every 1.85 miles. NO TIME LIMITS, no pressure. New runners greatly encouraged and receive a prize for completing your first full or half marathon. Prizes are awarded for coming in last, not first. This race is part of the larger Center of the Nation Marathon Series.  Runners may register online or via regular mail by visiting www.mainlymarathons.com. From July 1 through the end of the
month, participants from Baker and the surrounding areas who sign up for the full or half marathon will receive a $40 discount off the current price! Don't let the savings pass you by; offer is only good until July 31. You must use the mail-in registration for this discount to apply. Please put “Baker Local” in the “how did you hear about this event?” line on the registration form. You may also register at packet pick-up on Tuesday, September 16 or on the morning of the race at the start
line. For more information, please visit www.mainlymarathons.com


September 19th 2014, Friday
(SHATS) Race #3 - Goats in the Dark: Friday, - 9 PM, Tubbs Trailhead, 3.2 miles of fun in the dark. This race is B.Y.O.H. - "Bring Your Own Headlamp." The course makes a single loop along the Ambrose & Diretissima Trails, with a finishing sprint on Le Grande Cannon Blvd. Course is marked by glow sticks. For more info: Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


September 20, 2014

The Color Run • Missoula. The Happiest 5K on the Planet. thecolorrun.com/missoula


SQUIRRELS IN THE HEADLAMP (trail series event #3) Great Falls.  You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome.  Kids fun run will follow.  Distance 3.11 mile trail run at night.  Start time is 8 PM.  BYOH (bring your own headlamp) The run is all on single track except to first couple hundred yards which is a wide gravel path.  It is too bad it will be dark because this is really a beautiful area.  You may want to come early and explore Ryan Dam island and have a BBQ and enjoy the breath taking views of the falls.  There are  trails located on the island and on either side of the trailhead. Info. on the park and local trails  http://centralmontana.com/listings/18346.htm see also http://thetrail.org/maps/index.htm For more info on the event http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com (406)231-2681


2nd annual Big Bear Stampede • Gardiner. The 5k and 8k trail races are run in the shadow of Yellowstone National Park at an average elevation of 6,500 feet. Both courses have near constant views of Yellowstone and Electric Peak (highest peak in the Gallatin Range). Registration: https://www.racesandfaces.com/mt/big-bear-stampede/2014/registration. For more information, check out the event website at www.bigbearstampede.org


CASH COULEE HALF MARATHON • Conrad, MT -Starts at 10:00 AM. Cash Coulee is a looped course that offers beautiful views of our local wheat fields set in the back drop of the majestic Rocky Mountains.  The course is run on a mix of pavement, gravel, and dirt road.  There are 4 aid stations along the way to provide runners with ample support.  New this year there will be a free daycare service provided right at race central so that both mom and dad can run the race. Awards will be given to the first place male and female runners.  This is a perfect course to run you first half marathon on or to set a new PR.  To register and find out more about our event visit our website at www.trcstriders.com or email us at trcstriders@hotmail.com.


John Colter Run • Three Forks. 37th Edition at Missouri Headwaters State Park near Three Forks Montana. For more information: http://winddrinkers.org/john-colter-run . Online Registration only at: http://www.racemontana.com/Search/event.aspx?id=26204 . Registration limited to 300.

The Montana Tech Bookstore is sponsoring a Textbook Scholarship Fund 5K Walk and Run on the morning of Homecoming, September 20, 2014. The run will begin at 9:00 am at the Montana Tech HPER, 1300 W. Park. The proceeds from the run will go to the Textbook Scholarship Fund helping students in need. The registration form can be found here: http://www.mtech.edu/news/2014/08/080420142.php. For more information, please contact the Montana Tech Bookstore at 406-496-4190.

4th Annual Race for Freedom Missoula in celebration of National Recovery Month.  Details: A 5K (and a bit) fun run/walk. The little extra bit at the end of the race is in honor of women walking in freedom. Location: It starts and ends at the Adult & Teen Challenge Missoula Campus. 3815 S 7th St W Missoula, MT 59804.  Race starts at 9:00am. Registration opens at 8:00am. Pancake breakfast starts immediately proceeding the race. Entire event should be over around 11:00 .Price: $25.00 for pre-registration (includes breakfast). $30.00 day of registration (includes breakfast) $5.00 for just the pancake breakfast. Walkers and leashed pups, and groups welcome. Prizes, awards, tours of the Center, testimonies from our women, good food, music and more! Registration: www.teenchallengepnw.com/content/2014-race-freedom or call the Center at 406.543.1912. 



September 21, 2014

Tread of the Undead Zombie 5K • Missoula.  Stay tuned for 2014 registration info! www.runwildmissoula.org


Montana Marathon • Billings.. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, Team Run The marathon course starts in the community of Molt, west of Billings, and is on paved roads the whole way. It follows Molt Road east, with a minor diversion out and back on Buffalo Trail, across the prairie featuring some impressive early morning views. The race finishes at Pioneer Park in Billings. www.montanamarathon.org


Canine Classic at Paws Up • Greenough. The Canine Classic at Paws Up is a trail run/hike on September 21 for you and your dog(s). Runners/hikers can choose from 2- or 5- or 13-mile hikes or timed runs through the beautiful trail system at Paws Up, and can pay a flat $50 registration fee or can sign up to collect pledges. Check-in begins at 9:00 am. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Western Montana, and shelter dogs will be available to accompany you if you don't have a dog. For details and to register, visit: www.FirstGiving.com/HSWM or email Angie Myers at development@myhswm.org. Dinner and Lodging at Paws Up are available for the night before the race – ask for more information!



September 27, 2014 Saturday


Intermountain Opera Bozeman 'It Ain't Over 'Til the FIT Lady Sings' Run (the 'Opera Run') • Bozeman - celebrating this year's opera "HMS Pinafore" performing October 10th and 12th - start/finish at Lindley Park Pavilion (900 East Main Street).  Pre-registration:  visit the Intermountain Opera office at 104 East Main Street - 587-2889 - or go to racemontana.com. Day of Registration:  8:00am-9:00am,   Running events:  9:00am:  10-mile "Captain Corcoran" Run (serious, scrupulously measured).  9:05am:  Kid's "HSM Pinafore" Run with props, costumes, and kids' Viking hats for all participants.  9:30am:  5km "Josephine" Run (less serious - walkers, strollers, dogs on leash welcome).  11:00am:  Awards Ceremony (random drawings for gear, gift certificates, Opera tickets, a guaranteed entry into the Ridge Run).  Join us for great fun and serious exercise, while being serenaded by professional Opera singers at 10 different water stations.  Wear your favorite Viking hat or win the famed dejeweled Viking Crown (with braids) for the winners and a few lucky finishers.  See if your running prowess can beat our singing prowess...or just leave inspired by great music and good exercise!


Run For the Fish of It!- Cooney State Park (Roberts, MT)- Join us for a 5K Fun Run on September 27, 2014 at 10:00 am through the scenic campgrounds and trails around the beautiful reservoir at Cooney State Park! The race starts at park headquarters near Marshall Cove Campground, weaves through the park and ends at the North Shore boat launch. Proceeds go to benefit the non-profit organization Chace Hawks Memorial Association. that provides support and assistance to families who have children with cancer. Walleye's Unlimited, our event sponsor, takes these families out every year for a day of fishing at Cooney State Park. Registration before September 6th is $20 with a guaranteed T-shirt. After September 6th, prices are $25 and T-shirts are available until gone.  Participants 13 and under are free unless they want a T-shirt, the price is $10. You can register by printing off the PDF registration form below and sending it to Cooney State Park, 86 Lake Shore Rd, Roberts, MT 59070.. For more information or questions please call Cooney State Park at (406) 445-2326 or contact Glennis Cates at (406) 546-2938 or email gcates.fwp@gmail.com. Our event and registration forms can be found at:  http://stateparks.mt.gov/cooney/   


The 2014 Pine Needle Stampede is now the YELLOWSTONE RENDEZVOUS TRAIL RUN! • WEST YELLOWSTONE.   Once again, all runners, walkers, and stroller pushers will enjoy a great car-free run on wide, well-maintained trails.  Enjoy the varying terrain as you take in views of the neighboring Yellowstone National Park and surrounding Gallatin National Forest. Start and Finish at the Rendezvous Trailhead Building (no shuttling required!!) and recover with friends, family, and a free beer!  REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:  Online registration is now OPEN!  Online registration at www.racemontana.com. Paper registrations can be downloaded from www.rendezvousskitrails.com/rendrun or picked up at Freeheel & Wheel (40 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT).  Walk-in registrations and packet pick up will be available Friday, September 26 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Rendezvous Trailhead Building (101 S. Geyser Street, West Yellowstone) START TIMES: Half Marathon-- 9:00am..   10K --9:30am..  5K -- 9:30am    2K Kids' Run -- 10:30am.. These races are competitive for all with prize money for the top finishers in all categories.  TIMING:  The Yellowstone Rendezvous Run will feature Chip timing.  Make sure to wear your chip in the instructed manner to ensure proper results and to cross the mat at the start and finish.  All bibs must be worn on the front of the body when crossing the finish line.  Results will be posted on rendezvousskitrails.com/rendrun and 406running.com by 7pm. COURSE:  The Start and Finish lines, and end of race celebration will be at the Rendezvous Trailhead.  Dogs are allowed, but please pick up after your pet.  All courses will start at the arch and work their way along the wide, hard-pack, car-free dirt trails.  Maps will be available indicating water and feed stations.  This is a trail run and access is limited.  Please make sure you bring water or other hydration with you.


September 28th 2014 Sunday

Disco Dash 20K and 2mile Fun Run • Come join us for a beautiful trail race at the base of Discovery Ski Area.  This 20 kilometer trail race presented in partnership with The Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest utilizes the cross country ski trails around Discovery Ski Area and is full of challenging climbs and beautiful scenery.  Runners for both events will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday September 28th.  The race benefits the Echo Lake Trails Association, a non-profit formed to maintain and groom the trails on which the race takes place.  The cost is $45 for the 20km and $15 for the 2 mile fun run and the top 3 finishers in this professionally timed event will win prizes from local businesses.  Registration can be done at www.racemontana.com/Register/?event=29263 or on race day at the start until 9:30 am.



October 4, 2014

 Missoula All Women's Diva Day 5K • Missoula.  9:30 a.m. on Diva Day on the Community Medical Center Campus www.runwildmissoula.org


6th Annual Glacier Bank 5K and 10K Fun Run/Walk for Early Detection.  Jog along the scenic Kootenai River amidst the beautiful Cabinet Mountains as we raise money for Paint It Pink.  The Paint It Pink program provides FREE mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women and men in South Lincoln County.  Registration forms will be available late August/early September at Glacier Bank, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, or at www.glacierbank.com.  Can’t make the race, but want to support Paint It Pink?  Email info@cabinetpeaks.org to find out how you can sponsor a youth runner from our local high school cross country team!  For more information, contact Jill Beach at (406)293-4109.


The Hamilton Cross Country team wants to invite you to participate in their free community run for all ages. The race will be held on the grounds of the Hamilton High School Sports Complex on Saturday, October 4th at 9:00 am. Just show up 30 minutes before race time and compete on the same 3-mile course the high school teams will be running later that morning. The cost is free, but donations to the Hamilton Cross Country program are greatly appreciated! Feel free to contact head coach Mark Albert for more information at albertm@hsd3.org.


Montana Student Dietetics Association 5-a-Day 5K Walk/Run Bozeman. Join us to celebrate those delicious fruits and veggies and help support our student organization - dogs welcome! Beginning at Bobcat 1 Circle, near the parking lot of the Bobcat Outdoor Track Complex at Montana State University, this 5K winds through local trails to allow for a scenic view of the Gallatin Valley. With race markers dressed as fruits and vegetables, you're guaranteed to have a great time!!
Registration is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Bozeman/MSDA5ADay5k, or onsite the morning of the race. Start is at 9am, and the cost is $10 with a raffle for prizes from local businesses at the end of the race. First male and female finishers are guaranteed a prize! Questions? Contact msda5aday5k@gmail.com 



October 11, 2014, Saturday

 33rd Le Grizz Ultramarathon •  Spotted Bear, 8 a.m. 50 miles on forest road along Hungry Horse Reservoir. $85 pre-entry. Entries close September 27, 2014. USATF Membership required. All information and registration handled only through web site: www.cheetahherders.com


The 9th Annual Raw Deal Run Community Fundraiser, coordinated by Sweet Grass Health and Wellness,  The fun run is located at the Raw Deal Ranch, 16 miles south of Big Timber in McLeod, MT.  Race day consists of a 6M run, a 3M walk/run and a 1M kids Cow Poke Lope.  Winners receive prizes of locally produced meat.  Enjoy a Halloween Costume Contest and free Chili Feed!  Registration available early June online at www.sghw.org.  Contact us at 932-3090 or programs@sghw.org.


What Women Want Fun Run Great Falls. 9 am start. The race forms a 3.5 mile loop along River's Edge Trail, starting and ending in West Bank Park. The course is mostly flat with slight hills near the bridges and the new dog park. The only place you cross the road is near the skate park. View the race map at  www.usatf.org. There will be one water station along the way (at the dog park) unless the temperature is below 30. Race will be loosely timed. http://www.whatwomenwantfunrun.com/  Online registration available. $25 fee. Runners and walkers are welcome. Please no dogs, bicycles, skates or skateboards. There will be porta-potties available at the start on race day. And possibly several propane heaters to prevent frostbite.  Race Director: Tina R. Hart


Live Locally 5K Polson  9 am start.  Run or walk this flat out and back course with beautiful views of the Mission Mountains.  All racers will receive a free pasta lunch from Country Pasta, and be eligible for prizes in the raffle. Top three overall male and females plus age group winners will receive hand crafted awards.  Race begins at the corner of 7th and Main in the parking lot of Health Care Plus in downtown Polson.  Pre-registered runners will receive complimentary T shirt. Online entry fee is $20 dollars for runners 17 and over, $10 dollars for runners 16 and younger. Day of registration is 5 dollars more respectively and takes place from 8am to 8:45am prior to the race. This event will be chip timed.  Register online at www.polsonrunning.com.


October 12, 2014, Sunday

The Hoofin it For Hunger Trail Run • Ft. Keogh Research Station in Miles City. Registration begins a 7am. It will feature a 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, and a 1/2 Marathon. Come check out the beautiful scenery and open spaces in Eastern Montana! We'll have lots of prizes, great giveaways, food and fun!  For more information check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hoofinitforhungermt or to register online go to www.mfbf.org.


(SHATS) Race #4 - Goat Grind: 10 AM Elkhorn Endurance Retreat (597 McClellan Creek Road, Clancy), 4 miles. One series champion referred to this course as a "meatgrinder." It has steep hills, a creek crossing, and some technical singletrack. Race is followed by a pancake brunch and awards ceremony. For more info and Directions to Elkhorn Endurance Retreat : Contact: Brian Wieck bquick50k@hotmail.com Website: bquickrunning.com


The Moose Chase Kids Race • Livingston. 12 Noon. Come chase the Moose mascot around Sacajawea Park! This is a kids only running event for ages 16 and under. There are 4 distances to choose from: 5k Moose Run, 2.5k Moose Trot, 1k Moose Chase and 50 yd Diaper Dash.  Parents are welcome to run with their kids.  $10 entry plus a can of food.  Entry fee includes finisher medal, race shirt and moose tracks ice cream. Race benefits LINKS for Learning, Food donations benefit the Livingston Food Pantry.  For more information  406-223-6480.  Sign up on-line at http://www.racemontana.com/Search/event.aspx?id=29025  (NO EXTRA FEE) or paper entry form available here > www.runmt.com/MooseEntry2014.pdf


October 18th 2014, Saturday

SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ (trail series event #4) Great Falls. You do not have to run the entire series to participate and walkers are welcome.  Kids fun run will follow.  Runners will head towards Ryan Dam, this a 7.4 mile trail run.  Start time 8 am.  Location is Morony Dam at the Sulphur Springs trailhead.  Walkers course is on the Sulphur springs trail, approximately 4 miles.  There is interesting historic sites and information on the Sulphur Spring trail that have to do with Lewis and Clark. This is the final event of the trail series and we will be winding up with some music, food and awards!
For more information  http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Sacagawea-Sulphur-Springs-near-Great-Falls-MT-10175 and http://thetrail.org/sites/default/files/maps/Final%20RETmap%20%20Res.%204-22.pdf for event information http://www.racemt.com/trailseries.htm or to contact Kristina Smith trailtigger@yahoo.com (406)231-2681


3rd Annual Breast Cancer/Scarecrow Scamper Fun Run/Walk • Stanford. @ 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration is $15 (September 30th) thereafter it is $20 which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Fund. This will be a 3 mile or 1 mile fun run/walk which begins in front of Stockman Bank. There will be pink bras hidden along the course so if you find a bra, put it on, wear it, and be proud and you will win a prize! MUST ONLY WEAR ONE BRA!!! Visit our website at www.jbfitclub.org for registration forms!


 Wildhorse Stampede Obstacle Race •  Plains, MT. 10:00 a.m. Distance, Location, Entry Fee and Additional Details coming soon.



October 19, 2014
Pumpkin Run 5K & 400 Meter Dash • Missoula.  400 meter kids race at 9:45 a.m. and 5K at 10:09 a.m. Registration & Start at Osprey Baseball Stadium;  West end of Cregg Lane. www.runwildmissoula.org


The Chase Hawks Memorial Association Shoes and BrewsBillings/Laurel. Half-Marathon (10:00am start time; $50 registration fee + $5 online fee) The entire race is run on Thiel Road/River Road between Highway 212 and Duck Creek Road. Start & Finish are located just east of Highway 212 at Bypass Truck Repair, with the turn-around close to Duck Creek Road. The course is slightly rolling hills, winding along the Yellowstone River, 6.5 miles plus 71 1/4 yards out, and the same distance back. 10K Run (11:00am start time; $20 registration fee + $5 online fee) The Start & Finish are on Thiel Road/River Road between Hwy 212 and Duck Creek Road at Bypass Truck Repair. 3.1 miles out & 3.1 miles back, slightly rolling hills, winding along the Yellowstone River. 5K Run (11:00am start time; $20 registration fee + $5 online fee) The Start & Finish are on Thiel Road/River Road between Hwy 212 and Duck Creek Road at Bypass Truck Repair & Welding. 1.55 miles out & 1.55 miles back, slightly rolling hills, winding along the Yellowstone River. 2 Mile Pick-Your-Walk (11:00am start time; $20 registration fee + $5 online fee)100-meter dash (11:00am start time) The Start & Finish are on Thiel Road/River Road between Hwy 212 and Duck Creek Road at Bypass Truck Repair & Welding. 1 mile out & 1 mile back, slightly rolling hills, winding along the Yellowstone River. Registration information at http://www.chasehawks.com Contact Christa Ryan, 406-671-5209, with questions.



November 1, 2014, Saturday

Freeze the Burn Billings. Not all superheroes wear capes...but today YOU get to!  Dress up as your favorite superhero* and join us for a fun run at ZooMontana.  Help raise money and awareness for those battling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD).  For more information on CRPS go to www.RSDS.org.    Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FreezeTheBurn *costumes are encouraged but not required. Last Minute Registration - 8:00am   Costume Judging - 8:40   1K Fun Run -begins 8:45 (cost $20 -early registration $15)    http://www.active.com/billings-mt/running/distance-running-races/freeze-the-burn-20145K – begins 9:00 (cost- $25 - early registration - $20). To register go to:  http://www.active.com/billings-mt/running/distance-running-races/freeze-the-burn-2014.



November 2, 2014, Sunday

We are hoping that last year's survivors and some fresh new runners will join us for the 2nd annual Livingston Education Foundation 5K Zombie Run, happening in Livingston, MT on Sunday November 2nd. A free kids run will take place at 8:30 AM for ages 12 and under, followed by a chip timed 5K at 9 AM for brave individuals of any age. Both events start and end at the Civic Center (229 River Drive). Cost is $40 and includes a technical race shirt for all runners that register by October 17th, professional chip timing, free admission to the Billman Creek Boogiemen Haunted House, taking place on October 31st and November 1st, as well as a finishers medal. Registration forms will be available by August 1st at www.livingstoneducationfoundation.org. The 5K zombie run will route runners, joggers, and walkers through a path of zombies that will attempt to capture their flags. Top three male and top three female finishers that escape with at least one of their flags will qualify for a prize award medal. The race takes place as part of a Haunted Weekend of events organized by the Livingston Education Foundation and all proceeds from the weekend festivities directly benefit Livingston Public Schools. We would prefer that bicycles and dogs stay off the course during the event, so our zombies can focus on their true victims. Packet pick up will take place at the LEF Haunted House on Friday and Saturday evening prior to the run from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, or race morning between 8 and 8:30 AM. Individuals interested in sponsoring the event or wishing to volunteer for any portion of the weekend should contact lef4kids@gmail.com. Any race specific questions should be directed to evjeendurance@gmail.com.



November 8, 2014

Mt. Jumbo Elk Ramble • Missoula. www.runwildmissoula.org


Run for the Health of It • Missoula. The Western Montana Oncology Nurses (WMON) are pleased to announce the 6th Annual 5K fun run/walk at 10 a.m. All race proceeds benefit Montana Cancer Screening Program which provides financial assistance for colon cancer screening for high risk patients. The race starts and finishes in front of The Women’s Club, located at 2105 Bow St. Participants will receive a high quality insulated thermos.  Stick around after the race for prizes and raffle. Register online and/or print off a registration forms at www.thewomensclub.co  Early Registration Deadline & Fee - Sunday October 31st - $20/adult or $15/under 18·.   Late Registration Deadline & Fee –November 1st through race day - $25/adult or $20/under 18.     Online registration closes on November 6th at midnight.  Packet pick up and registration- race day November 8th at 8:30 am.


The 2014 USATF-Montana Association Cross Country Championship will be held
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the East Gallatin Recreational Park in Bozeman.
The meet is open to athletes of all ages, and it will be scored as the final
race of the 2014 USATF LDR Circuit.  ONLINE ENTRIES:  For Junior Olympic
entries please visit www.coacho.com to enter for Association Championships and
for Open and Masters visit www.bozemantrackclub.org.  Individual Entries:
$8.00 per athlete. Team Entries: No charge. 2014 USATF MEMBERSHIP:  A 2014
USATF membership is required prior to proceeding with online registration for
Junior Olympic participants and may be obtained by going online at
www.usatf.org and under “Product/Services” apply for membership. For more
information please visit www.bozemantrackclub.org.


November 27, 2014, Thursday

Turkey Day 8K & 3K Family Fun Run • Missoula.  9:30 a.m. at McCormick  Park, 600 Cregg Lane www.runwildmissoula.org




11th Annual Burn the Bird 5k/10k • Great Falls - River's Edge Trail Run/Walk with us Thanksgiving morning starting at 8AM.  Races start in Heritage Park - just East of the FWP Headquarters, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls. First 400 registrants guaranteed socks! The race will be professionally timed by Competitive Timing (Whitefish, MT).  Hot Beverages and snacks at the finisher's tent.  Proceeds from this event support the River's Edge Trail. Race details and mail-in registration available at http://www.racemt.com/BTB.htm. Online registration available at http://www.prerace.com/races/event/42372/Burn-the-Bird-10k-5k-Walk-Run


Big Sky Ski Team 5th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day • Big Sky, Montana. Run starts at 9:00 AM.  Registration at Firepit Park, Big Sky Town Center, from 8:00AM to 8:45AM.  $20 online entry fee for 5K run (by 5:00PM on 11/26/14); $25 same day registration fee for 5K.  Kids’ Fun Run is free All proceeds benefit BSSEF Alpine, Freeride, and Nordic programs. First 125 to register for the 5K will receive a T-shirt.  Lots of great prizes, including best Turkey Day costume, cutest canine, and stroller division.   Register Here: http://bssef.com/event/5th-annual-bssef-turkey-trot/?instance_id=1895


The 5th Annual Glendive Turkey Trot is to promote the community of Glendive, Montana and encourage people of all ages to raise money and food items for our local food bank.  The course will begin and end at the Eastern Plains Event Center (EPEC) located at 313 South Merrill Avenue. There will be multiple registration options including a free kids run and a 5K or 10k walk/run with a donation of five non-perishable food items and a $20 pre-registration online (not including active.com fees) for adults who would like a long sleeve Bucky’s Turkey Trot technical shirt.  Online registration is open until November 22, 2014 after that registration will be $30 to include the technical shirt.    Registration is available online at www.active.com and will also be available on race day from 8AM to 9AM. The 10K run will kick-off at 9:15 AM from the EPEC and the 5K run will begin at 9:30AM. Finally, the Kids’ Run will start at 10:30AM. Muffins, cider, and awards will take place after the race inside the EPEC.  Our yearly goal is to contribute monetary and food donations to our local food bank, which aids families within our entire county.  If there are any questions, please e-mail us at GlendiveTurkeyTrot@yahoo.com.  We can also be found on Facebook and active.com.


November 28, 2014, Friday

Black Friday Bust Out • Bozeman. Here is your opportunity to get in an INEXPENSIVE competitive run during Black Friday. Chase away the Thanksgiving fest calories! Do something productive while your family/friends shop-til-they-drop! Start: Sidewalk corner of 5th & Main St.  Course:  Sidewalk & access road around The Hastings Shopping Center. http://www.AllSportCentral.com



November 29, 2014, Saturday

Mustache Dache-Virtual Run •  Join our team to run the Mustache Dache in Dillon, MT and raise money for Steve Vezina, a teacher and coach at Beaverhead County High School fighting prostate and colon cancer.  Go to mustachedache.com and join our team Must-dache for Vez.  Our race will take place Saturday, Nov. 29 at 11:00am and will begin and end at the Lion’s Den.  A tailgate party with food and drinks (no host bar) will take place after the race.  Donations for the tailgate can be made to the Vezina Family for medical expenses.  We will provide the mustaches!


Montana on a Mission Cow Country Stampede • Melville. 10:00am.. Registration available at racemontana.com or on site race day at 9:00am. Come out and burn off a little of that turkey and pumpkin pie that you ate a bit too much of on Thursday! Join us for a beautiful 4 mile course starting at the historic Melville Lutheran Church, located at the base of the Crazy Mountains, and heading east along the Melville road. The finish line is at Bill's Place where you can visit with the local cowboys and help yourself to some of the best diner food west of the Mississippi! The mostly downhill course will be fun for all ages, bring the stroller, bring the family! www.facebook.com/events/1494597877464871





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